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Ducks, Newburyport

Author: Lucy Ellmann
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Ohio mother bakes pies while the world bombards her with radioactivity and fake facts. She worries about her children, caramelisation, chickens, guns, tardigrades, medical bills, environmental disaster, mystifying confrontations at the supermarket, and the best time to plant nasturtiums. She regrets most of her past, a million tiny embarrassments, her poverty, the loss of her mother, and the genocide on which the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Ellmann
ISBN: 9781922268938 1922268933 9781925923421 1925923428
OCLC Number: 1112693497
Awards: Winner of Goldsmiths Prize 2019 (UK)
Short-listed for Booker Prize 2019 (UK)
Short-listed for Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020 (UK)
Short-listed for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2019 (UK)
Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2019 (UK)
Long-listed for RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020 2020 (UK)
Description: 1030 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Lucy Ellmann.

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An Ohio mother bakes pies while the world bombards her with radioactivity and fake facts. She worries about her children, caramelisation, chickens, guns, tardigrades, medical bills, environmental disaster, mystifying confrontations at the supermarket, and the best time to plant nasturtiums. She regrets most of her past, a million tiny embarrassments, her poverty, the loss of her mother, and the genocide on which the United States was founded.

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