Praise for Ducks, Newburyport floods in

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On the week of its US release, we wanted to share some of the incredible praise for Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport -

“The time and care [Ellmann] lavishes on her narrator seem like their own form of political speculation—that every individual is owed an unending devotion, and that such devotion, applied universally, might change the fate of the world.”  —THE NEW YORKER

"Is it any good? Oh my word, yes. Reading it at this point in time feels like an act of human solidarity,

a commitment to a world of truth and reason."  —LITERARY REVIEW

"Ignore the laundry. Let this novel open like an oubliette under your feet." —Parul Sehgal, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“In her latest novel, Lucy Ellmann doesn’t just carry on as before: she doubles up, doubles down, and absolutely 

goes for broke. … Success? Failure? A triumph.” —Ian Samson, THE GUARDIAN

“Sei Shonagon [and] Walt Whitman… are the intellectual company Ellmann keeps. … Ducks, Newburyport [is] as accumulative, as pointed, as death-addled, as joyous, as storied, as multitudinous and as large as life.” —Martin Riker, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A feat of simultaneous compression and expansion... Among many other things, [Ducks, Newburyport] is a rebuke to the frequent downgrading of the 'domestic' in literature.” —Alex Clark, THE GUARDIAN

“Extraordinary... astounding... amazing... one of the outstanding books of the century, so far.” —THE IRISH TIMES

“In her latest novel, Lucy Ellmann doesn’t just carry on as before: she doubles up, doubles down, and absolutely goes for broke. … Success? Failure? A triumph.” —THE GUARDIAN

“Resplendent in ambition, humour, and humanity. … In Ducks, Newburyport, Ellmann has created a wisecracking Mrs Dalloway for the internet age.”  —THE FINANCIAL TIMES

“A novel that rewards perseverance, is truly unique, and feels like an absence in your life when you finish it." —THE OBSERVER

“Forbidding and magnificent... Ellmann has produced a domestic epic of modern American life in the Trump era.” —PROSPECT

“Astonishing. … A Molly Bloom for middle America.”  —BBC FRONT ROW

“Full of wit and intelligence... and one of the most intriguing, charming and genuinely funny characters I have come across in recent years.”  —THE HERALD 

“Is it any good? Oh my word yes. Reading it at this point in time feels like an act of human solidarity, a commitment to a world of truth and reason.” —THE LITERARY REVIEW

“A bravura fear: a stream of consciousness, a transcript of the world under modern conditions, and (as a consequence of Ellmann’s fierce and succinct wit) very funny.”  —THE SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS

“Timely, fresh… and possibly one of the most important books of the decade.”  —THE LA REVIEW OF BOOKS

“An impressive feat… Ellmann’s 1024 pages put her male contemporaries in the shade.”  —THE SUNDAY TIMES

“A huge achievement.”  —THE TLS

“Hilarious, gigantic, jaw-breakingly delicious…  Ducks, Newburyport contains multitudes. This is the book of the year and of the first couple of decades of the twenty-first century.”   —BOOKMUNCH