By turns dark and hilarious, at times solemn and mysterious, Your Duck Is My Duck cements Deborah Eisenberg’s reputation as one of America’s greatest living writers of fiction.
Each of the six stories that make up this new collection has the heft and complexity of a novel. With her own inexorable logic and uncanny ability to conjure up the strange states of mind and emotion that constitute our daily consciousness, Eisenberg pulls us as if by gossamer threads through the lives of her characters. In her world, the forces of money, sex and power cannot be escaped, and the force of history, whether confronted or denied, cannot be evaded.
No one writes better about time, tragedy and grief, and the indifferent but beautiful universe around us.
“These stories are rich, round pearls, made smooth over time, six masterpieces in miniature, each with the depth of a novel.”—The Telegraph
“These short stories are intelligent, hilarious and dark all at once – they almost feel like six mini-novels. Eisenberg writes about relationships, families, friendships, time grief and the fabric of daily life so brilliantly, you won’t want to put it down.”—Elle
“Eisenberg doesn’t need dystopias: she’s perfectly capable of summoning apocalyptic atmospheres by focusing her extraordinary talents on the world right outside the window.”—The Guardian
Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four previous collections of short stories. She is professor of writing at Columbia University. She lives in New York.