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Atonement

by Ian McEwan

Atonement Synopsis

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.

Atonement Press 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099507383
Publication date: 2nd June 2007
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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 ...

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