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Number 11

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Number 11 by Jonathan Coe
Paperback $16.95
Dec 19, 2017 | ISBN 9781101972809

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“Darkly funny. . . . An open-choked literary shotgun, doing the maximum amount of satirical damage to the widest possible swath of targets. . . .  Maybe it’s the perfect book for our time.” —NPR

“A sequel of sorts to Coe’s The Winshaw Legacy. . . . Weighty topics are leavened by a mischievous narrative and a gothic humor.” —The New Yorker

“A novel bulging with comedic riches. . . . Richly enjoyable, densely textured and thought-provoking entertainment.” —Financial Times
“Raucous and ridiculous fun. . . . [Number 11] deepens and affirms Coe’s reputation as the best English satirical novelist of our times.” —The Spectator

“A reflection on all that is corrupt and dispiriting about modern life—from free-market capitalism to social-media bullying. . . . You can’t stop reading. . . . I was haunted for days.” —Liz Hoggard, The Independent
“A literary crossword puzzle of a political novel, disguised in the form of a piece of fiction. . . . You’re in the presence of Britain’s arguably best current novelist.” —The Buffalo News
“A very good book indeed. . . . What Victorians called ‘a condition of England’ novel.” —The Times (London)
Number 11 is undoubtedly a political novel. It is also an interrogation of the purposes and efficacy of humour in exposing society’s ills, and a spoof on horror B-movies (its deus ex machina comes in the form of giant spiders).” —The Guardian

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