Your Duck Is My Duck (Paperback)
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Your Duck Is My Duck (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 15/10/2020
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By turns dark and hilarious, at times solemn and mysterious, Your Duck is My Duck cements Deborah Eisenberg's reputation as one of America's greatest living writers of fiction. "Hugely intelligent, funny, subtle, beautifully written, these stories reach beyond New York into the world."-Tessa Hadley "If our culture can produce a writer this wonderful, there must be something beautiful about us yet."-George Saunders "[A] scintillating showcase."-Anthony Cummins, The Observer "Shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny."-The New York Times Now in B-format Paperback Each of the six stories that make up this new collection-Eisenberg's first for twelve years-has the heft and complexity of a novel. With her own inexorable logic and uncanny ability to conjure up the strange states of mind and emotion that constitute our daily consciousness, Eisenberg pulls us as if by gossamer threads through the lives of her characters. In her world, the forces of money, sex and power cannot be escaped, and the force of history, whether confronted or denied, cannot be evaded. No one writes better about time, tragedy and grief, and the indifferent but beautiful universe around us. "Ducks are having a literary moment."-The Times' Books Bulletin "Comic, elegant and pitch perfect."-Vanity Fair

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787702639
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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"Hugely intelligent, funny, subtle, beautifully written, these stories reach beyond New York into the world."

-- Tessa Hadley

Profile:

Deborah Eisenberg, Chronicler of American Insanity

Over three decades of short fiction, the writer has managed to capture, with hilarious tenderness, the dysfunction of daily life in this country.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/magazine/deborah-eisenberg-chronicler-of-american-insanity.html

-- Giles Harvey * The New York Times *

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“Your Duck”

A fantastic series of short stories by one of America's stand-out writers. With a wit somewhere between George Saunders and Mavis Gallant, Your Duck is My Duck demonstrates the value of Eisenberg's...

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“Astounding”

There are so many female short story writers I revere - Miranda July, Lydia Davis, Edith Pearlman and....Deborah Eisenberg. This latest collection is ferociously intelligent. Each of these 6 short stories are as... More

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“Sparkling”

A collection of jewels using personable chats and vibrant descriptions to provide searing, intelligent and thought-provoking insights into society and family.

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