Peeling apples for tartes tatin, an Ohio mother wonders how to exist in a world of distraction and fake facts, besieged by a tweet-happy president and trigger-happy neighbours, all of them oblivious to what Dupont has dumped into the rivers and whats happening at the factory farm down the interstate, not to mention what was done to the lands first inhabitants. A torrent of consciousness, narrated in a single sentence by a woman whose wandering thoughts are as comfortably familiar as they are heartrendingly honest, 'Ducks, Newburyport' is a fearless indictment of our contemporary moment.
Housewives -- Ohio -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Stream of consciousness fiction.