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Perfidious Albion

Perfidious Albion
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Perfidious Albion
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  • ISBN: 9780571336302
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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.

Furiously smart . . . madly funny. (Guardian)

A mordant, needle-sharp satire. (Jonathan Coe)

Perfidious Albion is a spookily prescient take on Brexit Britain . . . This is the Black Mirror school of storytelling: take what we know and give it a twist, so the familiar becomes frightening . . . Byers's observations are sharp and mordantly funny. (Erica Wagner New Statesman)

Like an episode of Black Mirror as scripted by a "woke" Martin Amis. . . Crackling with zeitgeisty energy. . . Byers makes twisty entertainment out of a timely wake-up call about shiny new technologies and the age-old interests they serve. (Observer)

Brilliantly ironic, hilarious and profound. (Joanna Kavenna White Review 'Books of the Year')

Darkly plausible, witty and intelligent. (Financial Times)

The best book about British politics I have read in some time. (John Harris Guardian)

A brilliant, twitchy satire on media manipulation, grievance, one-upmanship and online echo chambers [and] a powerful, ingenious literary thriller. (Sunday Times)

What's notable about Byers is his Amis-esque grasp of the absurd, his mastering of contemporary street dialogue, and his ability to tell a compelling, thoroughly modern story. (Big Issue)

The Martin Amis' Money of our time. (David Baddiel)
Autor BYERS, Sam
An apariţie 2019
Editura Faber & Faber
Nr pagini 400
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: byers sam