Saturday

McEwan Ian

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: First Edition

Description: 279 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Perowne A Contented Man, A Successful Neurosurgeon Enjoying Life, When In The Streets Of London He Confronts A Young Young Man Baxter, Fidgety, Aggressive On The Edge Of Violence. At The End Of The Day Perowne Was Enjoying A Family Get Together When Baxter Turns Up And Everything Changes.

Publishers Description: Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind, a newspaper lawyer, and proud father of two grown-up children, one a promising poet, the other a talented blues musician. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city, its openness and diversity, and his happy family life are under threat. Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive, young man, on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him. Towards the end of a day rich in incident and filled with Perowne's celebrations of life's pleasures - music, food, love, the exhilarations of sport and the satisfactions of exacting work - his family gathers for a reunion. But with the sudden appearance of Baxter, Perowne's earlier fears seem about to be realised. Ian McEwan's last novel, Atonement, was hailed as a masterpiece all over the world. Saturday shares its confident, graceful prose and its remarkable perceptiveness, but is perhaps even more dramatically compelling, showing how life can change in an instant, for better or for worse. It is the work of a writer at the very height of his powers.

ISBN: 9780224072991

(163813)

279 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Perowne A Contented Man, A Successful Neurosurgeon Enjoying Life, When In The Streets Of London He Confronts A Young Young Man Baxter, Fidgety, Aggressive On The Edge Of Violence. At The End Of The Day Perowne Was Enjoying A Family Get Together When Baxter Turns Up And Everything Changes.



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