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Anchor Books
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5.2 X 7.97 X 0.75 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

IAN MCEWAN is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen novels and two short story collections. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.


"A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama." --John Updike, The New Yorker

"Flat-out brilliant. . . . Lush, detailed, vibrantly colored and intense." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A tour de force. . . . Every bit as affecting as it is gripping." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Luminous. . . . Atonement is brilliant and like nothing he's ever written before." --Newsweek

"No one now writing fiction in the English language surpasses Ian McEwan." --The Washington Post Book World

"Brilliant. . . . McEwan could be the most psychologically astute writer working today, our era's Jane Austen." --Esquire

"A work of astonishing depth and humanity." --The Economist

"His most complete and passionate book to date." --The New York Times Book Review

"In the seriousness of its intentions and the dazzle of its language, Atonement made me starry-eyed all over again on behalf of literature's humanizing possibilities." --Daphne Merkin, Los Angeles Times

"Resplendent. . . . Graceful. . . . Magisterial. . . . Gloriously realized." --The Boston Sunday Globe

"McEwan is technically at the height of his powers." --The New York Review of Books

"Astonishing . . . [with] one of the most remarkable erotic scenes in modern fiction. . . . [It] is something you will never forget." --Chicago Tribune

"Enthralling. . . . With psychological insight and a command of sensual and historical detail, Mr. McEwan creates an absorbing fictional world." --The Wall Street Journal

"[Atonement] hauls a defining part of the British literary tradition up to and into the 21st century." --The Guardian

"Astonishing. . . . Gorgeous. . . . Bewitching. . . . A thought-provoking, luxuriant novel." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"McEwan is one of the most gifted literary storytellers alive. . . . [Atonement] implants in the memory a living, flaming presence." --James Wood, The New Republic

"[McEwan's] best novel so far. . . . It will break your heart." --The Star (Toronto)

"A masterpiece of moral inquiry. . . . Beautiful and wrenching." --New York

"A first-rate novel on any scale. . . . His most expansive and ambitious book. . . . Few, if any, novelists writing today match McEwan in ingenuity and plotting." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Magnificent. . . . McEwan forces his readers to turn the pages with greater dread and anticipation than does perhaps any other 'literary' writer working in English today." --Claire Messud, The Atlantic Monthly

"The extraordinary range of Atonement suggests that there's nothing McEwan can't do." --The Christian Science Monitor

"Magically readable. . . . Never has McEwan shown himself to be more in sympathy with the vulnerability of the human heart." --Sunday Times (London)

"Magnificent. . . . Suspenseful, psychologically astute and intellectually bracing." --Newsday

"Not since the 19th century has a writer stepped in and out of his characters' minds with such unfettered confidence." --The Plain Dealer

"A novel of artistry, power and truth that puts it among the most extraordinary works of fiction of the last decade. . . . It is, quite simply, magnificent-a masterpiece." --Michael Pakenham, The Baltimore Sun

"Magical. . . . A love story, a war story, and a story about stories, and so it hits the heart, the guts and the brain." --The New York Observer

"Luminous. . . . McEwan's writing has often made me blink, but never before blink with emotion. . . . [McEwan] is at one with his talent." --Robert Cremins, Houston Chronicle

"Atonement can't be laid down once it's been picked up. . . . [McEwan] can write rings around most others writing in English today." --The Weekly Standard