Your Duck Is My Duck

Your Duck Is My Duck


Book - 2018
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Each of the six stories in Your Duck is My Duck, Eisenberg's first collection since 2006, has the heft and complexity of a novel. With her own inexorable but utterly unpredictable logic and her almost uncanny ability to conjure the strange states of mind and emotion that constitute our daily consciousness, Eisenberg pulls us as if by gossamer threads through her characters--a tormented woman whose face determines her destiny; a group of film actors shocked to read a book about their past; a privileged young man who unexpectedly falls into a love affair with a human rights worker caught up in an all-consuming quest that he doesn't understand.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062688774
Branch Call Number: F Eisenberg
Characteristics: 226 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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Mar 18, 2019

Excellent writing but I didn't enjoy the author's style.

Feb 23, 2019

Nope. Did not finish. Did not like. Odd but not in a good way.

Feb 04, 2019

This collection of short stories took a bit of dedication. The story lines weren't necessarily direct or wow inspiring. With some diligence it does pay off.

Jan 13, 2019

A rich and complex short story collection. The stories are hard to classify. I liked them, and I liked the book, but I would be hard pressed to describe the stories to you. Well, actually, the one that stuck with me was dystopian. It seemed to be about language, and included a society where doctors worked to remove the ability to free associate one word with a myriad of other words. Yeah, that's not a pretty place to live if you're someone who makes a living writing books. Perhaps that's where we're headed in this dystopian reality.


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