by Byers, Sam | Fiction
Published 18 March 2021 by Faber Books in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 368 pages
This title is published on 18 March. Books will be despatched after that date.
This product includes a copy of the book to be posted out or collected from the shop AND access to the online event for Come Join Our Disease on April 7 with Sam Byers. Choose postage or collection at check out.
An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you separately on the day of the event.
‘A savvy, subtle chronicler of contemporary malaise.’ Financial Times
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.