Norwich: Galley Beggar Press, 2019. Limited Edition (500 copy print run). Softcover. Signed, 500-copy limited edition. Very rare. Used - Fine/As New. French flaps. Heavy stock matte wraps; light bumping to lower right corner of front cover and top left corner of back cover. Blue endpapers. Clean, unmarked, tight. Signed back author in black ink on title page. 14 x 21.5 x 5.5 cm. 1030 pp. Item #11423
Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize
Winner of the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize
LATTICING one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the bedroom rituals of “happy couples”, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and how to hatch an abandoned wood pigeon egg. Is there some trick to surviving survivalists? School shootings? Medical debts? Franks ’n’ beans?
A scorching indictment of America’s barbarity, past and present, and a lament for the way we are sleepwalking into environmental disaster, Ducks, Newburyport is a heresy, a wonder—and a revolution in the novel.
It’s also very, very funny.