Author(s): Jonathan Coe
A novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best -- showing us how we live now. "Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times". (Observer).
Thank goodness for Jonathan Coe Scotland on Sunday Probably the best English novelist of his generation Nick Hornby on Coe Everything a novel ought to be: courageous, challenging, funny, sad - and peopled with a fine troupe of characters The Times (on 'What a Carve Up!') Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panache Sunday Times
Jonathan Coe is the author of eleven novels, all published by Penguin, which include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep and The Rotters' Club. His most recent novel is Number 11.