Number 11: A novel

Number 11: A novel


"Jonathan Coe eventually presents a sequel to The Winshaw Legacy, the 1995 novel that brought American readers to 1 of Britain's most enjoyable new writers -- an acerbic, hilariously darkish, and unflinching portrait of recent society. In quantity eleven, Coe has stuffed his elaborate plot with a very Dickensian solid of characters. the radical opens within the early aughts with ten-year-old women, Alison and Rachel, and their scary come across with the "Mad fowl Woman," a mysterious determine who lives down the line. because the narrative progresses via time, the unconventional broadens in scope towards people who're by some means attached to the 2 ladies. We persist with the pains and tribulations of Alison's mom, a has-been singer, as she competes on TV's fact hit i am a Celebrity... Get Me Out of the following! Rachel's college mentor confronts her overdue husband's disastrously obsessive look for an untraceable German movie he observed as a baby. a tender police constable investigates the possible unintentional and unrelated deaths of 2 stand-up comedians. And while Rachel turns into a nanny for ludicrously filthy rich relations, she discovers a gloomy and terrifying mystery mendacity underneath their great mansion in London's so much staggeringly pricey local. Combining mental perception, social observation, vicious satire, or even surrealist horror, this hugely complete paintings holds a revealing and disquieting reflect as much as the realm we are living in today"--

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