Your Duck is My Duck, the latest collection from Deborah Eisenberg, a seasoned short story writer, is also set largely in New York. Here are six spiky critiques of social mores. The stories are not overtly political but they have an acute sense of panic. ‘I’m hurtling through...
— The Spectator, Oct 19 2019
Rating: 4/5* ‘“It’s odd- no matter how you feel about a place, it’s as though you exchange something with it. It keeps a little bit of you, and you keep a little bit of it.” I am ashamed to admit I had never heard of Deborah Eisenberg before reading this...
— The Girly Book Club, Oct 14 2019
“Deborah Eisenberg’s first book in twelve years is filled with prose so intense it manages to paint a comprehensive picture of our times in six short stories.”
— The TLS, Oct 7 2019
“I’ve recently loved Deborah Eisenberg’s Your Duck is My Duck.”
— BBC, Oct 1 2019
“The stories in Eisenberg’s new collection Your Duck is My Duck do not really read as short stories at all, but as vignettes which transform into miniature novels, epics of torpor and treachery, rinsed through with intense, brilliant language.”
— The New Statesman, Oct 1 2019
“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, Oct 1 2019
Hard not to be intrigued by a collection of short stories with a title like Your Duck is My Duck not to mention that cover. On closer inspection, Deborah Eisenberg turned out to be garlanded with praise from all manner of people, including a New York Times critic who described...
— A life in books, Sep 30 2019
“[A] scintillating showcase.”
— The Observer, Sep 2 2019
“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, Aug 28 2019
“The characters in Deborah Eisenberg's complex, compelling, subtle short stories inhabit a disintegrating world.”
— Mail Online, Aug 22 2019
Reading Deborah Eisenberg’s latest collection of stories, Your Duck Is My Duck, was for me like going to a party hoping to get away as quickly as politeness allowed and at 4am finding myself still engrossed in conversation with the most delightfully absorbing new acquaintance...