The second collection of blazingly original short stories from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling author Ian McEwan. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress - passive, yet beautiful - but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair.
The second collection of blazingly original short stories from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling author Ian McEwan. A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object of one of his victim's vengeful fantasies. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress - passive, yet beautiful - but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair. And an ape reflects on the relationship with a young female writer, mourning their fading love and musing on the fateful deceptions of art. In these seven stories of dream-like lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision. `Resonant and frightening...totally original' Observer `Exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing' The Times
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"Resonant and frightening...totally original" * Observer * "His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing" * The Times * "McEwan proves himself to be an acute psychologist of the ordinary mind" * New York Times Book Review * "He is an immediate master of styles and structures... One is struck by McEwan's gift of clarity" * New York Review of Books * "This is a writer whose plainest combination of words is, like the draughtsman's proverbial dot, unmistakeably telling" * Financial 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.
In Between the Sheets by Ian McEwan
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