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Perfidious Albion

Perfidious Albion

ISBN
9780571336302
Published
07/03/2019
9780571336302
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
400

About the Book

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…

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

    Sam Byers' writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times and the Times Literary Supplement. His debut novel Idiopathy was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize and was the winner of a Betty Trask Award. His second novel, Perfidious Albion was longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and shortlisted for the Encore Prize.

    Photo credit: Zakia Uddin

“Furiously smart . . . madly funny.”
- Guardian
“A mordant, needle-sharp satire.”
- Jonathan Coe

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