Coe, Jonathan

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Bookended by the events of March 2020, when the world went into pandemic lockdown, the novel lands lightly on the major happenings of British life, from the queen’s coronation to Diana’s funeral and the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Coe (Middle England) deftly encapsulates 80 years of British history in this tender portrait of a woman, based on his mother, who lived through it all.

Mr. Wilder and Me

Coe’s fans will be delighted; a perfect choice for all cinephiles.

Middle England

With stories ranging from the heady days of the London Olympics to the unholy mess that is Brexit, this multistranded novel depicting the ever-widening gulf between the well-intentioned but misguided Left and the angry Right. Coe astutely blends political insight with assured storytelling. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]

Number 11

Coe succeeds in bringing together the many threads woven through this darkly comic novel with political and economic undercurrents and one big, hairy spider. A very pleasurable read. [See Prepub Alert, 7/25/16.]

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

This witty, sympathetic, and often painfully funny take on real loneliness in the virtual, socially networked world deserves a wide audience.

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