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Trin
Really fabulous novel about growing up in Birmingham, England, in the ’70s. Coe tackles all the usual adolescent woes, but also politics and history and music and culture and… If this were a fantasy novel, I’d call it amazing world-building. Instead, Coe makes the real world—one I’ve never experienced, true, but a world that did exist—come alive so vividly.

I acquired this book last year, I believe on the recommendation of one of Nick Hornby’s Believer columns, and it sat on my shelf until I rem...more
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May 11, 2008 Theda rated it 4 of 5 stars
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