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Saturday By Ian McEwan

Saturday
by Ian McEwan

Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry's earlier fears seem about to be realised...
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Saturday Summary


Saturday by Ian McEwan

`Dazzling... Profound and urgent' Observer `A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday' Financial Times Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane - ablaze with fire like a meteor - arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets. A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne's professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry's earlier fears seem about to be realised...

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Saturday Reviews


"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 *

About Ian McEwan


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.

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GOR000352220
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-10-29
304
0099469685
9780099469681
Winner of BookScan Gold Awards 2007 Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Fiction 2006 Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.