Ducks, Newburyport - Ellmann, Lucy,1956-author.

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781910296967
Published:
4th Jul 2019
Publisher:
Galley Beggar Press
Dimensions:
1030 pages: 216 x 138 x 56mm

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.