Assembly

Assembly

by Natasha Brown
Assembly

Assembly

by Natasha Brown

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Overview

A NATALIE PORTMAN BOOK CLUB PICK

FINALIST FOR THE 2022 LA TIMES ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION.


“The electrifying fiction debut that has been called ‘a modern Mrs. Dalloway.’”—THE ATLANTIC

"Mind-bending and utterly original."—Brandon Taylor

“Slim in the hand, but its impact is massive.”—Ali Smith

One woman. One day. One decision. A 
blistering, fearless, and unforgettable literary debut from "a stunning new writer." (Bernardine Evaristo)

Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Go to college, get an education, start a career. Do all the right things. Buy an apartment. 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. With a steely, unfaltering gaze, Natasha Brown dismantles the mythology of whiteness, lining up the debris in a neat row and walking away.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316268363
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/13/2022
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 261,551
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Natasha Brown has spent a decade working in financial services, after studying Maths at Cambridge University. She developed Assembly after receiving a 2019 London Writers Award in the literary fiction category.
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