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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.
'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
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
|Publication date:||3rd January 1998|
|Publisher:||Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,|
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.More About Ian McEwan