Perfidious Albion - Byers, Sam,1979-author.

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Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780571336302
Published:
7th Mar 2019
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Dimensions:
384 pages: 198 x 129 x 24mm

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019

In Edmundsbury, a small town in eastern England, fear and loathing are on the rise. Brexit has happened and the ramifications are real.

Grass-roots, right-wing political party 'England Always' is fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure.

A controversial tweet; a series of ill-judged think pieces; a riot of opinions - suddenly Edmundsbury is no longer the peaceful town it had always imagined itself to be.

Sam Byers's writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, The Spectator, and The Times Literary Supplement. His debut novel, Idiopathy (2013) was included on the Waterstones 11 list of debut novels to watch out for; shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize; and won a Betty Trask Award.

http://sambyers.co.uk/