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              No One Is Talking About This: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

              No One Is Talking About This: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 (Hardback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              From 'a formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases' (the New York Times Book Review), a classic novel for our times about what it feels like to live and think in the digital world A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking ...to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms 'the portal'. Are we in hell? the people of the portal ask themselves. Who are we serving? Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die? When she receives two texts from her mother - 'something has gone wrong' and 'how soon can you get here?' - the woman travels across the country to the side of her pregnant sister, whose baby has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. As real life and its stakes collide with the increasing absurdity of the portal, she confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof for the existence of goodness and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from the voice of a generation.
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              ISBN 9781526629760
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              No One Is Talking About This: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

              No One Is Talking About This: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              'A furiously original novel, alive and unstable' Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms 'the portal'. Are we in hell?... the people of the portal ask themselves. Who are we serving? Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die? Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: 'Something has gone wrong,' and 'How soon can you get here?' As real life and its stakes collide with the increasing absurdity of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our times.
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              ISBN 9781526633835
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
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              No One Is Talking About This: A Novel
               

              No One Is Talking About This: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              From a formidably gifted writer (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her ado...ring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms the portal, where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. Are we in hell? the people of the portal ask themselves. Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die? Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: Something has gone wrong, and How soon can you get here? As real life and its stakes collide with the increasingly absurd antics of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.
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              ISBN 9780593189580
              Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              Priestdaddy: A Memoir

              Priestdaddy: A Memoir (Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              'Glorious' Sunday Times'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Times'Extraordinary' Observer'Exceptional' Telegraph'Electric' New York Times'Snort-out-loud' Financial Times'Dazzling' Guardian'Do yourself a favour and read this memoir!' BookPageThe childhood of Patricia Lockwood, the poet dubb...ed' The Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas' by The New York Times, was unusual in many respects. There was the location: an impoverished, nuclear waste-riddled area of the American Midwest. There was her mother, a woman who speaks almost entirely in strange riddles and warnings of impending danger. Above all, there was her gun-toting, guitar-riffing, frequently semi-naked father, who underwent a religious conversion on a submarine and found a loophole which saw him approved for the Catholic priesthood by the future Pope Benedict XVI, despite already having a wife and children.When an unexpected crisis forces Lockwood and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, she must learn to live again with the family's simmering madness, and to reckon with the dark side of her religious upbringing. Pivoting from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the serious, Priestdaddy is an unforgettable story of how we balance tradition against hard-won identity - and of how, having journeyed in the underworld, we can emerge with our levity and our sense of justice intact.'Destined to be a classic . . . this year's must-read memoir' Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club'Irrepressible . . . joyous, funny and filthy . . . Lockwood blows the roof off every paragraph' Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine'Beautiful, funny and poignant. I wish I'd written this book' Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy'A revelatory debut . . . Lockwood's prose is nothing short of ecstatic . . . her portrait of her epically eccentric family is funny, warm, and stuffed to bursting with emotional insight' Joss Whedon'Praise God, this is why books were invented' Emily Berry, author of Dear Boy and Stranger, Baby
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              ISBN 9780141984599
              Released NZ 21 May 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

              Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              What if a deer did porn? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? Do men deserve to be hypnotized for their crimes? And what would the tit-pics of famous dead Americans Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson really look like? Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals is the only book th...at dares to answer these questions - or, at the very least, to come tantalisingly close before dancing mournfully away again, its pert rump twirling through the artificial night of the last great gorilla actor's costume. Taking in a philosophically-minded Loch Ness Monster, a younger brother's military tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the autobiographical poem 'Rape Joke', Patricia Lockwood's second collection shows one of today's most original poets at her virtuosic best, combining a free-wheeling and surreal sense of humour on the surface with a deep seriousness and an intricate technical mastery lurking always just below it.
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              ISBN 9780141984865
              Released NZ 18 May 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              Penguin Modern Poets 2: Controlled Explosions

              Penguin Modern Poets 2: Controlled Explosions (Paperback)

              By Robbins, Michael; Lockwood, Patricia; Thornton, Timothy

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              The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the curious reader and the seasoned lover of poetry to encounter the most e...xciting voices of our moment. Is it any wonder I've got too much blood on my hands? The calls are coming from inside the house. I'm sick of my insane demands. - Michael Robbins, 'Peel Off the Scabs' ...The childhood of the dunk was no childhood at all. He practiced on a paper route, throwing The Sun to the same place each morning. Did not sleep long but when he slept, the springs of his bed imparted something to him. At night the streetlight floated down and let him dribble it. - Patricia Lockwood, 'The Descent of the Dunk' if my signal drops it's because i've climbed with them, we're so high now i can in one single inverted yawn of my eyes full of skin and sex and fury see the whole city i so slowly streetlamp by streetlamp from the other side spent my life seeing in a drowning and this one boy here he's doing he's doing a painting, it's the last day of august, it's a painting of a bed and - Timothy Thornton, 'Voicemail for David Hoyle'
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              ISBN 9780141983943
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2016
              Publisher Penguin
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              No One Is Talking About This: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021
               

              No One Is Talking About This: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 and the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 (Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION THE FIRST NOVEL FROM PATRICIA LOCKWOOD 'I really admire and love this book. Patricia Lockwood is a completely singular talent and this is her best, funniest, weirdest, most affecting work yet' Sally Rooney, author of Normal People... 'A literary star ... Captures better than anything I've ever read what it's like to be online' Hadley Freeman, Guardian 'A furiously original novel, alive and unstable' Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror A Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Esquire, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Elle, Independent and Stylist Highlight for 2021 A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms 'the portal'. Are we in hell? the people of the portal ask themselves. Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die? Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: 'Something has gone wrong,' and 'How soon can you get here?' As real life and its stakes collide with the increasing absurdity of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our time.
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              ISBN 9781526629777
              Released NZ 3 May 2022
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              Priestdaddy: A Memoir
               

              Priestdaddy: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2017 SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post * Elle * NPR * New York Magazine * Boston Globe * Nylon * Slate * The Cut * The New Yorker * Chicago Tribune Affectionate and very funny . . . wonderfully grounded and authen...tic. This book proves Lockwood to be a formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases. - The New York Times Book Review From Patricia Lockwood--a writer acclaimed for her wildly original voice--a vivid, heartbreakingly funny memoir about balancing identity with family and tradition. Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met--a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972. His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence--from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group--with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.
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              ISBN 9780399573262
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
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              Balloon Pop Outlaw Black
               

              Balloon Pop Outlaw Black (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lockwood, Patricia

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              Poetry. Titles include: When We Move Away from Here, You'll See a Clean Square of Paper Where His Picture Hung, The Cartoon's Mother Builds a House in Hammerspace, The Front Half and the Back Half of a Horse in Conversation, Children with Lamps Pouring Out of Their Foreheads, and... Killed with an Apple Corer, She Asks What Does That Make Me.
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              ISBN 9780985118228
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2012
              Publisher Octopus Books
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