Come Join Our Disease

Sam Byers
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Why be healthy when the world is so sick? From the author of Perfidious Albion, a darkly comic and profoundly affecting novel about resistance, radicalism and redemption.

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.

Author bio:

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 Fiction, and shortlisted for the Encore Prize.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571360093
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: May 2022
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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