She could be my daughter. She is in fact two years younger than my daughter. But she could never be my daughter. We are a different species.
Patricia Lockwood: The Internet Dominates Our Lives, So Why Not Our Fiction?
In 'No One Is Talking About This,' Patricia Lockwood Enters An Internet Portal : NPR
The internet deprogrammed Patricia Lockwood. Online is where, at age 19, Lockwood met the man she would marry at age All that happened, though, in an internet culture of the past — no influencers jockeying for likes and retweets, no algorithms filtering what Lockwood would see. Nowadays, even anti-abortion activists are savvy with memes, and this recent internet is what Lockwood explores in her groundbreaking debut novel, No One Is Talking About This , out February Throughout, Lockwood articulates her ambivalence about the internet while owning its influence on her life. The writer, who lives in Savannah, was funny and animated during our conversations over Zoom and email despite her physical condition: She contracted the coronavirus last March and still feels its effects almost a year later. It flares up when she feels stressed.
You Actually Will Be Talking About 'No One Is Talking About This'
This is a novel , says Patricia Lockwood in her Twitter feed, about being very inside the internet and then being very outside of it. But the novel is, thankfully, about more than the vicissitudes of the online world. Because a new kind of connection had to be made, and blink, synapse, little space-between was the only way to make it.
In her much-anticipated debut novel, the author of Priestdaddy seeks to skewer the horror and absurdity of being extremely online. The piece was an attempt to reckon with the damage done to a creative mind by years of excessive exposure to the internet. The ass will take up residence in my mind. It will install a gold toilet there.