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Hodgman, Helen

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ISBN 10: 0517573970 / ISBN 13: 9780517573976
Published by Harmony
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Title: Ducks

Publisher: Harmony

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Hardcover with Dustjacket. 121 pages. First US publication for a younger British novelist: a plotless novel, arranged in dozens of short takes, that watches a mixed bunch of characters muddling through, English style, in a world defined by random violence and shifting sexual preferences.

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Published to praise in Britain and Australia, Hodgman makes her U.S. debut with this smart, often startling, energetic and choppily episodic novel that has more flash than substance. Centered on Moss and Hazel, a lesbian pair attached to an earnest, ideologically correct, feminist collective in contemporary south London, Ducks flits randomly between their current lives, 40-year-old Hazel's luridly tumultuous past in Australia and North America, and the present attempts of her estranged husband, known only as "le professeur de judo," to blank her from his mind. The supporting cast includes Moss's wandering, loony and destitute ex-boyfriend Harold, father of her bewildered tot, Elvis; middle-aged Walter and Daphne, owners of a dog named Angst and conventional parents of teenaged Rupert, who contemplates a career in international terrorism while his father becomes entangled with Hazel; and an assemblage of comic lesbianideologues. But however blackly or benignly comic, outrageous or weird Hodgman's characters, the work is insufficiently humorous overall to escape the limitations of their cartoonish lack of depth. And the author's showy, staccato intercutting of numerous fragmented episodes increases the narrative's opacity rather than offering insight into a grimy urban vision.
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