Number 11

Number 11

Summary

This is 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

Number 11 is Jonathan Coe's eleventh novel. His previous ten novels are all published by Penguin and include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep and The Rotters' Club.

Reviews

  • Coe is back doing what he does best. Number 11 is a baroquely plotted, densely allusive, heart-on-his-sleeve, state-of-the-nation satire, an angry and exuberant book....Coe is not just back, but back on top form
    Sunday Times

About the author

Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe was born a few miles from Bournville in 1961. The author of political satires such as What a Carve Up! and Number 11, and family sagas such as The Rotters' Club and The Rain Before It Falls, his novels have won prizes at home and abroad, including Costa Novel of the Year and the Prix du Livre Européen (both for Middle England).
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