Man or Mango?: A Lament

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8.19 X 5.2 X 0.55 inches | 0.57 pounds
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About the Author
Lucy Ellmann was born in the US but now lives in Scotland. She advises other American women to do the same. Her first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her latest, Ducks, Newburyport, won the Goldsmiths Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. This was mighty generous of everybody but, really, all wealth should be in the hands of women

Praise for Man or Mango?

"Hilarious ... razor-sharp wit."

"Deeply moving ... startlingly original."

"Very funny ... excels at the dynamics of getting-past-your-prime singlehood."
--New York Times Book Review

"Crackling, fiercely original language and humor."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Prickly, strange and wholly ridiculous, the characters of Man or Mango? are delightful and so are their strange, overlapping journeys. People who enjoy mysterious, character-driven, plotless fiction will be at home in this novel, a lovely taste of what Ellmann can do."
--Miramichi Reader

Praise for Ducks, Newburyport

"This book has its face pressed up against the pane of the present; its form mimics the way our minds move now toggling between tabs, between the needs of small children and aging parents, between news of ecological collapse and school shootings while somehow remembering to pay taxes and fold the laundry."
--Parul Sehgal, New York Times

"Ellmann captures the pathos of the everyday, how one might use pie crusts and film synopses to dam in pain ... The time and care that she lavishes on her narrator seem like their own form of political speculation--that every individual is owed an unending devotion, and that such devotion, applied universally, might change the fate of the world."
--New Yorker

"A sublime literary enactment of how guilt, grief, rage, regret, compassion, and every other emotion swirls and ebbs in unbalanced defiance of rational logic ... If art is measured by how skillfully it holds a mirror up to society, then Ellmann has surely written the most important novel of this era."
--The Paris Review