SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2019LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019In 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.