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Byers, Sam 1979-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 42 publications in 7 languages and 849 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Pastoral fiction  Didactic fiction  Black humor  Historical fiction  Novels  History  Dystopian fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR4745, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam Byers
Idiopathy by Sam Byers( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bitterly humorous debut is a novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle. Katherine has given up trying to be happy. Her cynical wit repels the people she wants to attract, and attracts the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn't sure that he loves his new girlfriend. But somehow not telling her he loves her has become synonymous with telling her that he doesn't love her, meaning that he has to tell her he loves her just to maintain the status quo. When their former friend Nathan returns from a stint in a psychiatric ward to find that his mother has transformed herself into bestselling author and Twitter sensation 'Mother Courage' - Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not. Both scathing invective on a self-obsessed generation and moving account of love and loneliness, 'Idiopathy' skewers everything from militant environmentalists to self-help quackery and announces the arrival of a savagely funny talent
Perfidious Albion by Sam Byers( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to Edmundsbury, a small town in England, some time in the recent future. Brexit has happened and is real. Fear and loathing are on the rise. Grass-roots right-wing political party 'England Always' are fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure. Just as the climate seems at its most pressured, masked men begin a series of 'disruptions', threatening to make internet histories public, asking the townspeople: 'What don't you want to share?' As tensions mount, lives begin to unravel. Jess Ellis' research into internet misogyny pushes her relationship with her over-exposed opinion columnist boyfriend Robert Townsend to breaking point. Robert's championing of the inhabitants of the threatened estate begins to erode the edges of his fragile idealism. Local 'England Always' politician Hugo Bennington finds his twisted loyalties catching up with him. At the nearby tech park, behind the utopian rhetoric, Trina James finds that something is dangerously amiss. A controversial tweet; a series of ill-judged thinkpieces; a riot of opinions. Suddenly Edmundsbury is no longer the peaceful town it has always imagined itself to be. Things are changing. No-one is quite who they appear. The future has arrived, and it is not what anyone imagined." -- Provided by publisher
Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, Granta has explored Chicago, Pakistan and the world of Spanish-language letters. In this bold, eclectic issue, the magazine turns back to focus on Britain. In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics
Idiopathy by Sam Byers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine has given up trying to be happy. Her cynical wit repels the people she wants to attract, and attracts the people she knows she should repel. Her ex Daniel, meanwhile, isn't sure that he loves his new girlfriend. When their former friend Nathan returns from a stint in a psychiatric ward to find that his mother has transformed herself into bestselling author and Twitter sensation 'Mother Courage', Katherine, Daniel and Nathan decide to meet to heal old wounds. But will a reunion end well? Almost certainly not
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three men; an adventurer, a young farmer who becomes bailiff of the farm she inherits, and a neighboring farmer
Syge køer by Sam Byers( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idiopathy : a novel ; and, 'A failed entertainment': the process of paying attention in and to infinite jest by Sam Byers( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Sam Byers novelist

ביירס, סאם 1979-

Languages
English (27)

French (4)

Danish (4)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)