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Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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A much-anticipated collection of uncannily observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form Deborah Eisenberg's brutally funny, unsettling, and shrewdly perceptive stories have been captivating readers for decades. Exquisitely distilled meditations on the state of the Western world and the course of individual lives, they combine uneasiness, a magical glimmer, and comedy, in a manner that is uniquely candid and profoundly moving. In Your Duck is My Duck, her first new collection since 2006, Eisenberg presents us with characters swimming or drowning in a disintegrating environment - among them, some former Hollywood actors, an entitled young man who falls into an unlikely love affair with a human rights worker on a mysterious quest, a woman whose face illustrates her family's history, a girl receiving treatment for an inexplicable psychological affliction, and a politically conscious puppeteer. With her finely tuned ear for dialogue and description, Eisenberg is at her pitch-perfect best in this fascinating collection, her deepest and most adventurous work yet.
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AlizaApp
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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A short story collection that I enjoyed while I was reading it, but I did not especially love any one particular story.

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mdhughes72
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I feel as though a great joke has been played on the reading public by the book critics of National Public Radio, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. A cruel hoax. ‘Just words — crack them open and they were empty.‘ And, on the audio, ‘stacking the sounds up like wooden blocks.‘ It was like Lauren Groff‘s Florida all over again. I really don‘t care how beautiful the writing is, none of these stories made any sense. HARD PASS. ⭐️⭐️

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ManyWordsLater
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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Signed 1st edition of this gem! Bookshelf win.

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cariashley
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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I‘m rounding this up to a pick for the excellent writing, however I struggled a bit to get into the stories themselves. I‘ve always thought of Eisenberg as a legendary short story writer and it was definitely worth it to experience her style. This was a @strandbookstore fiction book hookup pick.

Also, it‘s so rainy and gross here in NY today! ☔️

Reviewsbylola Better rain than snow! 11mo
cariashley @Reviewsbylola definitely true! 11mo
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Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg

Prisoner? The world is large. You're only a prisoner of your own fears. If you don't like it in the prison of your fears, go somewhere else. Or stay there if you need to. But don't blame me. You obviously expect me to be your solution, as if I were an arcane number of some sort by which you were neatly divisible. Why do you think anybody could be that for you? Why do you think anybody could be that for anybody?

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LauraJ
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I couldn‘t connect with any of these stories.

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sarahbarnes
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These stories!!! Our quest to understand others and ourselves, through relationships and connections across time, within time, across space. And our attempts to use language to make connections, make meaning, and define ourselves, even though language is limited. Your duck is my duck; we are all bound up in this together. This collection was really worth the wait.

CaitlinR Great review, thanks. 13mo
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sarahbarnes
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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So excited for this new collection!

“No one met people in person any longer - you couldn‘t hear what they were saying.”

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Waynegjr
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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Really exited to dip into this one. I LOVE her.

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catiewithac
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Somehow Deborah Eisenberg and I had never met before. An ARC of her next story collection came along with the last #indiespensable box. If you have a chance, please make her acquaintance in September or read some her previous anthologies. Her stories are rather remarkable and surprising. I‘m so glad we met unexpectedly!

A.Shari.A I love her writing! Excited for this. 2y
Suet624 Just starting this. 1y
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