The Resource Number 11, Jonathan Coe

Number 11, Jonathan Coe

Label
Number 11
Title
Number 11
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Coe
Title variation
Number eleven
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jonathan Coe finally provides a sequel to The Winshaw Legacy, the 1995 novel that introduced American readers to one of Britain's most exciting new writers -- an acerbic, hilariously dark, and unflinching portrait of modern society. In Number 11, Coe has filled his intricate plot with a truly Dickensian cast of characters. The novel opens in the early aughts with two ten-year-old girls, Alison and Rachel, and their frightening encounter with the "Mad Bird Woman," a mysterious figure who lives down the road. As the narrative progresses through time, the novel broadens in scope toward other people who are somehow connected to the two girls. We follow the trials and tribulations of Alison's mother, a has-been singer, as she competes on TV's reality hit I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! Rachel's university mentor confronts her late husband's disastrously obsessive search for an untraceable German film he saw as a child. A young police constable investigates the seemingly accidental and unrelated deaths of two stand-up comedians. And when Rachel becomes a nanny for ludicrously wealthy family, she discovers a dark and terrifying secret lying beneath their immense mansion in London's most staggeringly expensive neighborhood. Combining psychological insight, social commentary, vicious satire, and even surrealist horror, this highly accomplished work holds a revealing and disquieting mirror up to the world we live in today" --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coe, Jonathan
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O26
LC item number
N86 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Secrecy
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Number 11, Jonathan Coe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hard cover in Great Britain by Viking ... in 2015" --from title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780451493361
Lccn
2016019484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949639517
  • 1555151
  • (OCoLC)ocn949639517
  • 1555151
Label
Number 11, Jonathan Coe
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hard cover in Great Britain by Viking ... in 2015" --from title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780451493361
Lccn
2016019484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949639517
  • 1555151
  • (OCoLC)ocn949639517
  • 1555151

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