Really write, really write

Patricia Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This reminds me of Joseph Heller’s Something Happened, not due to any confluence of style or theme, but because it is tough to read over half the book, then a brilliant plot twist plunges the reader into a new dream of life. Lockwood’s nameless hero spends her days in “the portal,” namely online, as an influencer, and the novel unfurls as madly poetic riffs on our social media world. Then … snap … a tale of heartbreak and hope held aloft on page after page of gorgeous, demanding prose.

Reading it, I felt my mind expand: I too can write this explosively, eloquently, bravely.

I can.

I shall.

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