Michael is a lonely writer, obsessed by a film featuring a mad knifeman. When he is commissioned to write the family history of the Winshaws he realizes that the family have cast a blight on his life and he decides to take his revenge by re-enacting his favourite film.
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Big, hilarious, intricate, furious, moving ( Guardian)
Probably the best English novelist of his generation ( Nick Hornby)
Everything a novel ought to be: courageous, challenging, funny, sad - and peopled with a fine troupe of characters ( The Times)
A sustained feat of humour, suspense and polemic, full of twists and ironies (Hilary Mantel Sunday Times)
Jonathan Coe has written ten novels: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep,The Rotters' Club, The Closed Circle, The Rain Before It Falls, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim and Expo 58. His biography of the novelist B.S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, won the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction book of the year.
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Book Description 1995-03-02., 1995. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 512pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1201917
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140234217
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140234217