Ducks, Newburyport

Author(s): Lucy Ellmann

Fiction | Booker Prize | New Arrivals

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.

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Shortlisted for 2019 Booker Prize

General Fields

  • : 9781910296967
  • : Galley Beggar Press
  • : Galley Beggar Press
  • : June 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lucy Ellmann
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 900