No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood 208 pages

Lockwood’s first work of fiction is a bit difficult to summarize. It is divided into two parts. In the first section, the unnamed narrator is a well-known author of philosophical snippets which she sends out all over the world through a portal. In the second part, the narrator describes her family’s reactions before and after her sister gives birth to a child who has Proteus Syndrome(the Elephant Man disease).

Even though I knew this wasn’t my kind of book, I wanted to read No One Is Talking About This because it was given numerous accolades. Lockwood is a fabulous writer. On one page she can make her readers laugh, cry and be outraged. There are many subtle themes presented in this slim novel. However, some of Lockwood’s ideas and vivid descriptions are shocking and/or depressing, so this award winning work is not for everyone.

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood 208 pages

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