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Assembly

Natasha Brown

Published: 10th June 2021 FICTION A blistering, fearless and unforgettable literary debut. This Black British woman has done all the right things. She’s been civil, got an education, bought a flat. She’s even on the way to attend a lavish garden party at her boyfriend’s family estate. But is it time to disassemble all these pieces of her life? To take control, even at the cost of living? HARDBACK Publisher: Penguin Random House ISBN: 9780241515709

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What the Critics are Saying

Natasha Brown's exquisite prose, daring structure and understated elegance are utterly captivating. She is a stunning new writer.

Bernardine Evaristo, author of the Booker Prize-winning Girl, Woman, Other

Bold and original, with a cool intelligence, and so very truthful about the colonialist structure of British society: how it has poisoned even our language, making its necessary dismantling almost the stuff of dreams. I take hope from Assembly, not just for our literature but also for our slow awakening.

Diana Evans, author of the Women's Prize-shortlisted Ordinary People

Diamond-sharp, timely and urgent... Written in a distilled, minimalist prose, Assembly is illuminating on everything from micro aggressions in the workplace, to the reality of living in the "hostile environment", to the legacy of British colonialism.

The Observer, Best Debuts of 2021

Assembly is brilliant. Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway meets Citizen by Claudia Rankine. Natasha Brown's ability to slide between the tiniest, most telling detail and the edifice of history, the assemblage of so many lives in so many times and places, is as breathtakingly graceful as it is mercilessly true.

Olivia Sudjic, author of Asylum Road

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