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Atonement By Ian McEwan

Atonement
by Ian McEwan

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On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination.
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Atonement by Ian McEwan

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

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Atonement Reviews


"A magnificient novel" * Independent *
"A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama" -- John Updike
"A superb achievement" * Sunday Times *
"Brilliantly explores the currents of guilt, shame and anger... Utterly satisfying, complete" * Scotsman *
"Smoulders with slow-burning menace" * The Times *

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.

Additional information

GOR000282133
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2007-06-02
384
0099507382
9780099507383
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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