Brexit Corona Days
2013 — 2021
First edition 2021
Approx 550 pages
Jon Conway was there as Brexit unfolded. After growing up in England, studying in Oxford, and working in Germany, he returned to England in 2013. He joined the Conservative party, where he campaigned and did parliamentary work for his MP. But then, in 2016, he was caught up in a political drama that put at risk everything he'd fought to accomplish in Europe.
ALBION is a documentary novel and Jon is a fictional avatar of its author. His memoir weaves a minimally confabulated trail through an authentic portrait of Britain during the Brexit years. His chronicle of a historic crisis in Anglo-American life is refracted through his personal experience to put a new perspective on the long love-hate relationship between Britain and Germany.
As befits a report rooted in the life and times of a philosopher, Jon's tale brings plain facts and logical insight to an extraordinary visionary climax emerging from his lockdown confinement. With the work of centuries and the fate of billions in play, the scandals of Brexit and the agony of the coronavirus pandemic help build a bigger narrative around Jon's personal life.
ALBION offers new food for thought on how we can shape our human future. The relentless advance of science and technology, the looming disasters of new pandemics and global warming, and the world of confusion in political and economic ideas all form the backdrop to a unique and unforgettable story of folly and fate.