By Jonathan Coe
A contact of Love is Jonathan Coe's delightfully comedian and relocating novel approximately now not becoming in.
Robin, a postgraduate scholar in Coventry, has spent 4 and a part years now not writing his thesis. He and his educational colleagues, united through pallor, social ineptitude and sexual inexperience, as soon as spent hours discussing their theories, yet they someway by no means made it into print.
Now his unfinished thesis languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, more and more fearful by way of an international he doesn't comprehend. His pals have failed him and romance eludes him. His simply outlet is his brief tales, scribbled in notebooks and expressing his mystery obsessions and frustrations.
Then, whilst an unlucky and embarrassing incident in a public park lands him in deep trouble, Robin's existence ultimately spirals uncontrolled. . .
A contact of Love is an excellent, bittersweet e-book that may be loved through readers of David Nicholls, Nick Hornby and fanatics of comedian fiction.
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A Touch of Love by Jonathan Coe