Assembly

by Natasha Brown

£12.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Assembly for collection at the Marlow Bookshop. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction

Hardback

9780241515709

Published June 2021

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 going.

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?

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 life.

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason | 9781474622974

Sorrow and Bliss

Meg Mason

£14.99

The Waiter by Ajay Chowdhury | 9781787302921

The Waiter

Ajay Chowdhury

£12.99

The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson | 9780241400128

The Girl Who Died

Ragnar Jónasson

£14.99

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey | 9781529115499

The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

£8.99

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld | 9780552776608

Rodham

Curtis Sittenfeld

£8.99

Lives Like Mine by Eva Verde | 9781398502826

Lives Like Mine

Eva Verde

£12.99