2020 Political Fiction Book prize finalist

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

Published by: Galley Beggar Press

Lucy Ellmann is the author of Ducks, Newburyport, which won the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and Saltire Fiction Book of the Year Award. She was born in Illinois and dragged to England as a teenager. Her first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. It was followed by Varying Degrees of Hopelessness, Man or Mango? A Lament, Dot in the Universe, Doctors & Nurses and Mimi. She now lives in Edinburgh.

Inside the mind of an Ohio housewife, recipes, movies, and memories jostle for attention with the reality of gun violence and environmental devastation. Witty, alarming and utterly absorbing, Ducks, Newburyport is a novel as capacious as life itself."