A Touch of Love
Paperback : 19 May 2008
Award-winning author Jonathan Coe explores what happens when you don’t quite fit in in his comically moving novel A Touch of Love.
Robin, a postgraduate student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. He and his academic colleagues, united by pallor, social ineptitude and sexual inexperience, once spent hours discussing their theories, but they somehow never made it into print.
Now his unfinished thesis languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, increasingly frightened by a world he doesn’t understand. His friends have failed him and romance eludes him. His only outlet is his short stories, scribbled in notebooks and expressing his secret obsessions and frustrations.
Then, when an unfortunate and embarrassing incident in a public park lands him in serious trouble, Robin’s life finally spirals out of control. . .
‘A magnetic, moving tale’ Observer
‘Very funny’ The Times Literary Supplement
‘Witty and astringently intelligent’ Guardian
Jonathan Coe’s novels are filled with biting social commentary, moving and astute observations of life and hilarious set pieces that have made him one of the most popular writers of his generation. His other titles, The Rotters’ Club, The Closed Circle, The Accidental Woman, The Dwarves of Death, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 240
Published : 19 May 2008
Publisher : Penguin
A Touch of Love
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