We Are Made of Diamond Stuff by Isabel Waidner

We Are Made of Diamond Stuff by Isabel Waidner

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We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff is an innovative and critically British novel, taking issue with the dream of national belonging. Set on the Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England, it collides literary aesthetics with contemporary working class cultures and attitudes (B.S. Johnson and Reebok classics), works with themes of empire, embodiment and resistance, and interrogates autobiographical material including the queer migrant experience.

 

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2019

 

"Isabel Waidner will save the nation & save our souls.” - Joanna Walsh

 

"We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff evokes a topsy-turvy, highly animated world to explore a declining empire’s hopelessly fucked up inequities of class, race, queerness, and immigration status. At one point the narrator (who looks like Eleven from Stranger Things but who happens to be 36) blurts out, “Where’s reality, I want to change it.” This is one of the saddest lines I’ve ever read, perfectly rearticulating the “no there there” anxiety that Gertrude Stein attributed to modern life a century ago. In a world in which everything is stacked against them, Isabel Waidner’s resourceful characters survive, not just physically but spiritually as well. Despite their unflinching vision into virulent social practices, they never lose heart.” - Dodie Bellamy

  • Details

    Imprint: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Originals

    Publication Date: 2019

    ISBN: 9781999924539

    Pages: 113

    Format: Paperback

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