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Come Join Our Disease

Sam Byers

From the author of Perfidious Albion, a darkly comic and profoundly affecting novel about resistance, radicalism and redemption.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571360116
Date Published
16.03.2021
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Summary

*** ‘354 pages of barely mitigated filth… I think I loved it… Deeply admirable… Come Join Our Disease is so bold and interesting that I can imagine it becoming a cult classic… Byers’s mastery of tone and attentiveness to every psychological shift confirms him as one of the most accomplished novelists of his generation… anything you read afterwards feels a bit half-hearted.’ Sunday Times ***

The new novel from the author of Perfidious Albion, a darkly comic and profoundly affecting novel about resistance, radicalism and redemption.

Maya is homeless. When her site is razed by ruthless authorities, she’s detained. But then, Maya is given a lifeline; a chance to re-enter society again. A tech company – angling to raise its philanthropic profile – offers her a job and a flat. There’s one caveat: Maya must document her inspiring progress on Instagram to show that anyone can be productive; perfect.

Yet Maya realises that sickness is a kind of revolution. With other outcasts, Maya starts a movement: billboards promoting wellness are defaced all over London and her media feed is flooded with obscene, filthy images. Suddenly, questions arise about the forces unleashed: liberation and madness, protest and anarchy, rebellion and chaos…

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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, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and 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…

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