I'm a Fan
Publisher: Granta Books
Published: 2nd Mar '23
Available, normally delivered within 3-6 days.
An exhilarating, addictive take on obsession, race, gender and power dynamics through the lens of a corrosive relationship
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2023 LONGLISTED FOR THE REPUBLIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS PRIZE 2023 AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF 2022 I'M A FAN tells the story of an unnamed narrator's involvement in a seemingly unequal romantic relationship. With a clear and unforgiving eye, Sheena Patel makes startling connections between power struggles at the heart of human relationships to those in the wider world, offering a devastating critique of social media, access and patriarchal systems.
A fast, fizzing cherry bomb of a debut... mining the darkest depths of coercion, seduction and abuser dynamics... Like a sociopathic ex who's stalking your Twitter, I'M A FAN will stick with you for a very long time * Observer *
Like Pop Rocks in your mouth. Burnt coffee on your tongue. Frostbitten fingers. It's been a long while since my heart raced over the prospect of turning a page in a book. Sheena Patel is an evil genius of a writer -- CHLOE CALDWELL
Pure fire from start to finish. Sheena Patel is the future -- Niven Govinden, author of Diary of a Film
A brutal, brilliant debut... The desperate, cornered strength of the narrative voice in I'M A FAN is like nothing else I've read * Guardian *
Mesmerising, powerful, and finely observed -- Olivia Sudjic, author of Asylum Road
Exhilarating, disturbing... Race, class and privilege are mercilessly deconstructed * Financial Times *
Digs its nails deep into the contradictions of power and status with a brutally steady gaze. It's rare to find a book so thrillingly unafraid to offend, so willing to forgo niceties, so full of verve and bristling with insight -- Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine
I'm a Fan digs its nails deep into the contradictions of power and status with a brutally steady gaze. It's rare to find a book so thrillingly unafraid to offend, so willing to forgo niceties, so full of verve and bristling with insight -- ALEXANDRA KLEEMAN
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 12mm