Expo 58

Expo 58

Coe, Jonathan

Editorial Penguin UK
Fecha de edición septiembre 2013 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780670923724
352 páginas
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Resumen del libro

London, 1958: minor civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked out of his desk job at the Central Office of Information to help man the British stand at the fabulous new International Exhibition in Brussels. His job specifically is to keep an eye on The Brittania, the typical British pub which is being built to form the heart of the exhibit - a job for which he's been chosen because his father was a publican and his mother came from Belgium. Leaving his wife and baby, and his widowed mother, behind in dreary south London, Thomas finds Expo 58 an eye-opener: good-looking girls, European sophistication, American enthusiasm, and some seriously interesting cultural events. Expo seems to represent the future, for the new post-War world and perhaps for Thomas himself - until events take a distinctly odd turn when he's asked to take on an odd, secret task which quickly gets out of hand and turns his life upside down. Returning to the comedy of What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, Jonathan Coe's new novel offers a fresh and invigorating portrait of Britain - and Europe - after the war: struggling to find its identity, torn between tantalizing visions of the future and the certainties of the past - all of it mirrored in the life of a single civil servant.

Biografía del autor

Jonathan Coe (Birmingham, 1961) estudió en las universidades de Cambridge y Warwick, y ha sido colaborador de London Review of Books y The Times Literary Supplement. En Anagrama ha publicado cinco novela, que lo han consagrado como uno de los mejores escritores de su generación, empezando por ¡Menudo reparto!, que fue galardonada con el Premio The Mail on Sunday/John Lewellyn Rhys y, en Francia, con el Prix Meilleur Livre Étranger. Su novela posterior, La casa del sueño, obtuvo el Writer's Guild Best Fiction y, en Francia, el Prix Médicis Étranger. La siguiente, El Club de los Canallas, obtuvo el Premio Arcebispo San Clemente, otorgado en Santiago de Compostel. Coe retomó a los protagonistas de esta novela veinte años después, en la Inglaterra de Blair, en El Círculo Cerrado.




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