Faber signs DBC Pierre's new novel

Faber signs DBC Pierre's new novel

Faber will publish Man Booker Prize-winner DBC Pierre's new novel later this year. 

The indie acquired UK Commonwealth (including Canada) and European rights to Meanwhile In Dopamine City from Clare Conville at C&W Agency. Publication is scheduled for 6th August 2020.

"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," reads the synopsis. "So new realities are rocketing their way to 37 Palisade Row, where everything will change, every day, at mortal speed, as Lonnie finds himself in a world he’ll need to join or wither in. Unless he masterminds a vanishing act..."

Publisher Alex Bowler said: "The story of a hapless father’s love and loss, and a speedball, starburst satire, Meanwhile in Dopamine City is a passionate, freewheeling work of the human imagination: a riotous cry for the soul and the flesh and the heart in automatic times."

Pierre added: "I'm elated that Faber is behind this gleeful new algorithm of trigger words for our time–it's dedicated with love to all of us whose mottos have condensed to WTF."

Vernon God Little (Canongate), DBC Pierre's début novel, won the Man Booker Prize in 2003 and sold in 43 territories. The novel also won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, the Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman Award and the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin.