Perfidious Albion

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Faber & Faber, Mar 7, 2019 - Cities and towns - 400 pages
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In Edmundsbury, a small town in east England, fear and loathing are on the rise. It is the near future; Brexit has happened and the ramifications are real. Grass-roots right-wing political party 'England Always' are fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being manipulatively cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure. Just as social tensions appear to reach crisis point, masked men begin a series of "disruptions", threatening to make internet histories public, asking the townspeople: "What don't you want to share?"

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

I couldn't concentrate on this so had to leave it after the first chapter - could see a lot of interesting possibilities - including everything being a simulation - but the characters didn't grip me ... Read full review

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This novel seemed to start so well, but, after making great progress I found myself having the reader’s equivalent of a marathon runner hitting the wall, and I lost all my impetus and even will to ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

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/

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