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Middle England

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Middle England

A comedy for our times” (The Guardian), MIDDLE ENGLAND is a piercing and provocative novel about a country in crisis. From the frenzy of the 2012 Olympics to the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, here Jonathan Coe chronicles the story of modern Britain by way of a cast of characters whose world is being upended.

There are newlyweds who disagree about the country’s future and, possibly, their relationship; a political commentator who writes impassioned columns about austerity from his lavish town house while his radical teenage daughter undertakes a relentless quest for universal justice; and Benjamin Trotter, who embarks on an apparently doomed new career in middle age, and his father, whose last wish is to vote to leave the European Union.

A sequel to THE ROTTERS' CLUB and THE CLOSED CIRCLE that stands entirely alone, MIDDLE ENGLAND is a darkly comic look at our strange new world.

Middle England
by Jonathan Coe

  • Publication Date: July 14, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction, Humor
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 0525566848
  • ISBN-13: 9780525566847