'Ellmann's solution to Dot's terrible knowledge makes this a raging, funny book' Marie Claire 'An anarchic flight of fancy, stuffed with ideas and opinions that are shrewd, passionate, outrageous and very, very funny' Sunday Telegraph 'Original, funny and slickly written ... an angry and imaginative tour de force, salted with caustic insights and sweetened with pathos' Daily Mail 'One of the funniest, most mordant and perfectly formed books I've read' Ali Smith --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Lucy Ellmann, born in the United States, was later completely and unnecessarily transported to England. She has written four novels: Sweet Desserts, winner of the 1988 Guardian Fiction Prize; Varying Degrees of Hopelessness; Man or Mango? A Lament; and Dot in the Universe. The last two were both nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction.