The Closed Circle (Paperback)

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The characters of "The Rotters Club" Jonathan Coe's beloved novel of adolescent life in the 1970s have bartered their innocence for the vengeance of middle age in this incisive portrait of Cool Britannia at the millennium.

About the Author

Jonathan Coe is the author of The Winshaw Legacy and nine other novels. His many prizes include the Everyman Wodehouse Prize and the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Praise For…


“Wonderfully witty and compulsively readable. . . . Often laugh-out-loud funny–but Coe has also fashioned a movingly human novel. . . .It’s the best novel to date from this talented author.” –San Francisco Chronicle


"Jonathan Coe may be the most exciting novelist you've never heard of. . . . Coe has every tool a writer can possess, as though he were a super-novelist assembled from the best parts of others." –People


"With a nineteenth-century novelist's discursiveness and reach, Coe gives us a meditation on the consequences of terrorism, an examination of the post-9/11 political zeitgeist, a satire of everything from book reviewers to modern parenting." –The Atlantic Monthly


“One of the glories of Coe's writing is a magically buoyant narrative technique that makes you feel as though you have been fostering a comfortable intimacy with all his characters since they, and you, were young.” –The Daily Telegraph (London)


"Immensely satisfying. . . . Coe is a witty writer with a talent for social satire that singes characters without burning away their humanity." –The Washington Post Book World

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375713958
ISBN-10: 0375713956
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: June 6th, 2006
Pages: 367
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries