Ian McEwan (Author)
DescriptionA sad, chilling, precise exploration of deranged love. -- starred, "Kirkus Reviews"
Will keep readers hooked. -- starred, "Publishers Weekly"
The calm, organized life of Joe Rose is shattered one day when Joe takes part in a rescue effort to save a child in a runaway ballon gondola. The day ends with a tragedy that takes only seconds, but will reverberate in the lives of those present. Ian McEwan spins a tale of life intruded upon -- and discovers how an ordinary man can be driven to the brink of madness by another's delusions.
December 29, 1998
5.26 X 0.76 X 8.02 inches | 0.49 pounds
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About the Author
Ian McEwan has written two collections of short stories--First Love, Last Rites and In Between the Sheets--as well as seven novels: The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Child in Time, The Innocent, Black Dogs, Enduring Love, and most recently, Amsterdam.
"A remarkable novel, haunting and original and written in prose that anyone who writes can only envy." --The Washington Post "Impeccably written--[McEwan] is the quietest and most lucid of stylists, with never a word wasted or fumbled." --The New York Review of Books "Eerie, slow-paced suspense worth its weight in caffeine for keeping you up all night." --Entertainment Weekly "[A] beautifully realized--novel about our responses to violence. It asks us to choose between competing visions of events, and, in the process, forces us to examine the way we react to both art and life when something terrible happens." --The Boston Globe "McEwan's writing--is unflaggingly poised and, as usual, capable of excavating deep, painful trenches in the back corridors of the psyche and the heart." --Miami Herald "Cleverly imagined, beautifully executed--Mr. McEwan has few peers." --The Wall Street Journal