Thorndike Press


  • Ian McEwan
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  • ISBN-10: 1524734098
  • ISBN-13: 9781524734091
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .60 lbs ( .27 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released September 2016
  • Bestsellers

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A Bestselling and Award-winning Author

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home — a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse — but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.


Customer Reviews

“Until the exciting day when McEwan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, his numerous and ardent fans enjoy the regular appearance of his highly intelligent and compellingly provocative novels. McEwan can be counted on to make the implausible plausible and the outrageous reasonable, and his talent in that regard is put to its consummate test in his latest novel . . . [An] ingenious tour de force . . . As soon as words gets out, any new novel by this bestselling, Booker Prize–winning novelist causes a reader frenzy.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Short [and] smart . . . The murder plot structures the novel as a crime caper, McEwan-style that is, laced with linguistic legerdemain, cultural references, and insights into human ingenuity and pettiness. Packed with humor and tinged with suspense, this gem resembles a sonnet the narrator recalls hearing his father recite: brief, dense, bitter, suggestive of unrequited and unmanageable longing, surprising, and surprisingly affecting.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)