Come Join Our Disease

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 19:00
Regular event?: 
This is not a regular event

Sam Byers in conversation with Juliet Jacques

We are very pleased to announce Sam Byers will be joining Juliet Jacques at this Housmans online event to discuss Sam's latest novel, Come join Our Disease (published March 18, Faber).
This darkly comic story follows Maya, a homeless radical who's given an opportunity to re-enter society through raising a tech-company's philanthropic profile. Marred by the oppressive standards of image and 'perfection', Maya -through obscene images and a revolution of sickness- aims to liberate herself and others from society's grip. It's a tale of resistance, rebellion and questions what it means to protest against the norm.
Even more relevant to the past year in particular, Come Join Our Disease crucially covers a humane view on loneliness and isolation, the forces of hostility between people and how sickness can be used as a vehicle to examine these and speak to rebellion.

Organised by: 
Housmans Bookshop
Organiser is an NFP member
Free – £3
020 7837 4473