First Love, Last Rites

by Ian McEwan

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First Love, Last Rites Synopsis

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

First Love, Last Rites Press Reviews

'Marks the debut of a talented and genuinely imaginative writer' -- Julian Barnes New Statesman

'As promising a first collection of stories as I have ever come across' Vogue

'Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... It is a tour-de-force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner' -- Gabriele Annan Times Literary Supplement

'A brilliant debut by the most promising writer around' -- A. Alvarez Observer Books of the Year

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ISBN: 9780099754817
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099754817
Publication date: 3rd January 1998
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. 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 and Saturday.

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