Meanwhile in Dopamine City

DBC Pierre
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From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little, a humane, deeply empathetic starburst of a satire; the most moving and entertaining exaggeration of the fearful nightmare of trying to raise a kid now.

FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINING AUTHOR OF VERNON GOD LITTLE

'Pierre's high-risk prose explores and expands the cartoonish, taboo-busting outer edges of literary possibility.' - Independent

It's a big bad world out there, in Dopamine City.

All Lonnie Cush wants is to keep his kids safe.

But Shelby-Ann - his little girl, the maddening apple of his eye - has other ideas: Shelby-Ann wants her first smartphone.

So new realities are rocketing their way to 37 Palisade Row, where everything will change, every day, and at mortal speed. Until Lonnie finds himself in a stitch: he'll have to join this new world, or wither in it. Or can he mastermind a vanishing act?

The story of a hapless father's love and loss, and a speedball, starburst satire, Meanwhile in Dopamine City is a passionate, freewheeling work from the winner of the Booker Prize: a riotous cry for the soul and the flesh and the heart in the cooling bathwater of our automatic times.

Author bio:

DBC Pierre is author of the novels Vernon God Little, Ludmila's Broken English and Lights Out In Wonderland, plus the picture book for distracted adults Petit Mal and the Hammer novella Breakfast With The Borgias. The novel Vernon God Little sold in 43 territories and won the Man Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, the Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman Award and the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin. In 2016 Faber & Faber launched Release the Bats, a memoir and practical guide to breaking through in fiction without killing yourself. Pierre is a regular contributor to New Philosopher magazine and divides his time between the UK and Ireland.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571228959
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: August 2021
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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