The Accidental Woman

» Jonathan Coe

Paperback : 19 May 2008



The Accidental Woman is a wickedly funny novel from Jonathan Coe – author of the award-winning The Rotters’ Club and What a Carve Up! – centred on a quirky and highly individual woman who is still struggling to find her place in life.

For Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Untouched by friendship, unimpressed by devoted Ronny and his endless marriage proposals, she lives in a world of her own, but not of her own making. Even as she stumbled on through university, work, marriage and motherhood, Maria finds it hard to see what all the fuss is about.

Will our heroine ever be able to control the direction of her life, or will it end, as it began, by accident? What does chance next have in store for her?

The Accidental Woman has a cocky individual voice of its own…here’s precocious, rebellious talent’ Mail on Sunday

‘Slyly parodies the clichés of most first novels’ Guardian

‘A convincing stuffy of the random impetuses by which human lives tend to be governed. It is also very funny’ Spectator

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 Closed Circle, The Dwarves of Death, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), A Touch of Love and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141033327
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 176
Published : 19 May 2008
Publisher : Penguin

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The Accidental Woman

» Jonathan Coe


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