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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2021 br>SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD 2021br>br>The acclaimed word-of-mouth hit and break-out debut of the year. br>br>Selected as a Book of the Year 2021 by booksellers, writers and readers:br>br>Observer Best Books of 2021br>Guardian Books of the Yearbr>The i paper Books of the Yearbr>New Statesman Book of the Yearbr>Bad Form Book of the Year shortlistbr>Good Housekeeping Best Books of the Yearbr>Goldsmiths Prize shortlistbr>Books Are My Bag Fiction Award shortlistbr>Foyles, Daunt Books, Ignota and Libraria ''Book of the Year'' selectionbr>br>''Assembly left me breathless with admiration. It is the kind of book that makes you feel like we might not need any more novels now, because here is the perfect one'' Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Blissbr>br>''Diamond-sharp, timely and urgent'' Observer, Best Debuts of 2021br>br>''Subtle, elegant, scorching... The literary debut of the summer'' Voguebr>br>''Virtuosic, exquisite, achingly unique'' Guardian br>br>''I''m full of the hope, on reading it, that this is the kind of book that doesn''t just mark the moment things change, but also makes that change possible'' Ali Smith br>br>''Exquisite, daring, utterly captivating. A stunning new writer'' Bernardine Evaristobr>br>Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Step out into a world of Go Home vans. Go to Oxbridge, get an education, start a career. Do all the right things. Buy a flat. Buy art. Buy a sort of happiness. But above all, keep your head down. Keep quiet. And keep>br>The narrator of Assembly is a Black British woman. She is preparing to attend a lavish garden party at her boyfriend''s family estate, set deep in the English countryside. At the same time, she is considering the carefully assembled pieces of herself. As the minutes tick down and the future beckons, she can''t escape the question: is it time to take it all apart?br>br>Assembly is a story about the stories we live within - those of race and class, safety and freedom, winners and losers. And it is about one woman daring to take control of her own story, even at the cost of her>br>''One of the most talked-about debuts of the year . . . You''ll read it in one sitting'' Sunday Times Stylebr>br>''Expertly crafted, remarkable, astonishing... A literary debut with flavours of Jordan Peele''s Get Out'' Bookseller, Editor''s Choicebr>br>''Virginia Woolf''s Mrs. Dalloway meets Citizen by Claudia Rankine... As breathtakingly graceful as it is mercilessly true'' Olivia Sudjicbr>br>''Bold and original, with a cool intelligence, and so very truthful about the colonialist structure of British society'' Diana Evansbr>br>''This marvel of a novel manages to say all there is to say about Britain today'' Sabrina Mahfouz>...

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Authors Natasha Brown
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.07.2021
EAN 9780241515709
ISBN 978-0-241-51570-9
No. of pages 112
Dimensions 138 mm x 204 mm x 16 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Cultural Heritage, 21st Century, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Colonialism & imperialism, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Relating to Black British people, Early 21st century c 2000 to c 2050

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