Number 11: A novel

Number 11: A novel


"Jonathan Coe eventually offers a sequel to The Winshaw Legacy, the 1995 novel that brought American readers to 1 of Britain's most fun new writers -- an acerbic, hilariously darkish, and unflinching portrait of contemporary society. In quantity eleven, Coe has crammed his tricky plot with a very Dickensian forged of characters. the radical opens within the early aughts with ten-year-old ladies, Alison and Rachel, and their scary stumble upon with the "Mad poultry 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 hooked up 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 right here! Rachel's collage mentor confronts her past due husband's disastrously obsessive look for an untraceable German movie he observed as a baby. a tender police constable investigates the doubtless unintended and unrelated deaths of 2 stand-up comedians. And whilst Rachel turns into a nanny for ludicrously prosperous 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 remark, vicious satire, or even surrealist horror, this hugely finished paintings holds a revealing and disquieting reflect as much as the realm we are living in today"--

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