Corey Fah Does Social Mobility

Corey Fah Does Social Mobility

1st paperback ed

Paperback (13 Jun 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

A radical, joyful novel from Goldsmiths Prize-winning author Isabel Waidner

In flight from a traumatic rural childhood, Corey Fah has come to earth in a one-bed council flat in the capital. Trapped, with partner Drew, in the limited world which late capitalism has allotted them, they are modestly happy but practically futureless.

Until, one day, Corey is offered a life-changing prize from out of the blue. Things are looking up - but as Corey soon finds, it's one thing winning a prize in life's lottery, and quite another being able to collect it - especially if you are a queer, working class immigrant with all of History working against you.

Corey Fah's pursuit of the elusive prize - and an escape from precarity - is a whirlwind, epic journey through the streets of the city and the time-loops of the past, written with boundless energy and invention.

Social mobility, in this radiant, radical novel, is never a simple step up the ladder, but a hopeful leap into the void.

Praise for Corey Fah Does Social Mobility:

'A head-spinning, mind-bending roller coaster of fun, horror, and subversion' Kamila Shamsie

'A radical, rebellious novel . . . [Waidner] brings a fresh lens to our troubled world' Observer

[The] writer everyone is talking about . . . and deservedly so' Bernardine Evaristo

'Filled with wickedly sharp commentary and well-aimed digs at hypocrisy and injustice' Times Literary Supplement

Book information

ISBN: 9780241998885
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 120g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 10mm