Patricia Lockwood's fragmentary, kaleidoscopic novel about life in the Internet age is expertly rendered by Kristen Sieh. The funny, moving, and profane tale features an unnamed star of social media who spends her time posting and scrolling in the hive mind of the web--which she calls "the portal"--where "the only thing that bound us together was the belief that in other countries they eat unspeakable food." Then a family crisis jerks her out of the "rapacious indifference and vacant avidity" that characterizes the portal and drops her into the real world of needy living humans. Sieh's clarity, audible smiles, and raised-eyebrow-irony, along with perfect timing on the tumbling witticisms, enhance this inventive consideration of the human connection. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593395240 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593395257 $38.00
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