No One Is Talking About This by  Patricia Lockwood

No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

A life lived online, swept up in the flippancy of social media, collides with a devastating family event and an ensuing human connection. Told in snippets and a stream of consciousness that echoes the online scrolling experience, this is at once a profound, irreverent and poignant read.


The cursor blinked where her mind was. She put one true word after another and put the words in the portal. All at once they were not true, not as true as she could have made them. Where was the fiction? Distance, arrangement, emphasis, proportion? Did they only become untrue when they entered someone else's life and butted, trivial, up against its bigness?

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