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The bestselling novel by one of Britain's finest writers now in paperback.
Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. 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; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time.
His mood somewhat dampened by the impending war in Iraq, a London neurosurgeon heads out to play squash-and ends up offending a local thug. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"Dazzling... Profound and urgent" * Observer * "The supreme novelist of his generation" * Sunday Times * "He remains at the top of his game - assured, accomplished and ambitious" * Daily Telegraph * "A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday" * Financial Times * "An exemplary novel... It is undoubtedly McEwan's best" * Mail on Sunday * "A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful... McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents" * The Times * "Richly laden. McEwan pulls out all the stops. A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful. McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents" * Sunday Telegraph * "A book of great moral maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday... Artistically, morally and politically, he excels" * The Times * "It's the good writing and the truthful and convincing way of rendering consciousness that makes Saturday so engrossing" * Colm Toibin * "Saturday is wonderfully involving and affecting on every page. Everybody with any interest in contemporary literature will want to read it at once" * Evening Standard *