On Chesil Beach

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.42 X 8.02 X 0.72 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307386175

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About the Author

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both short-listed for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets.

Reviews

"Heartbreaking. . . . Breathtaking. . . . Masterly. . . . No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan's accomplishment." --The Washington Post Book World

"Remarkable, engaging, and gripping. . . . On Chesil Beach is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Dazzling. . . . McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he's] written." --Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review

"A small, perfect, haunting work of art. . . . McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Vintage McEwan. . . . His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Marvelously realized. . . .Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways. . . . On Chesil Beach is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak." --The Boston Globe

"Exquisite. . . . compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific. . . .[A] small masterpiece." --Entertainment Weekly, "A"

"Quietly riveting. . . . McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"A poignant meditation on love's ebb and flow." --Vogue

"A parable of failed empathy . . . mordant [and] melancholy." --The Village Voice

"Completely absorbing. . . . [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy...intense and powerful . . . a masterpiece." --The Philadelphia Inquirer