Atonement (Paperback)

Author: McEwan, Ian

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The Booker Prize-winning author of Amsterdam creates a richly textured coming-of-age novel, set in 1935 England, that follows thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis, who witness an event involving her sister Cecilia and her childhood friend Robbie Turner, as she becomes the victim of her own imagination, which tears her family apart and leads her on a lifelong search of truth and absolution. Readers Guide available. Reprint. 300,000 first printing. *Author: McEwan, Ian *Publication Date: 2003/02/01 *Number of Pages: 351 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385721790
SKU 31088857
Format Paperback
ISBN10 038572179X
Release Date 2/1/2003
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Ian McEwan
Ian Russell McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, a military town in southern England. He had two much older half-siblings and considered himself an only child. An "army brat," he spent his childhood in Singapore and North Africa where his father was stationed, but returned to England to go to boarding school and the University of Sussex. He got an M.A. at the University of East Anglia, where in his creative writing courses Malcolm Bradbury and Angus Wilson encouraged him to be a writer. His first marriage ended in 1995 (and his wife, Penny Allen, made McEwan notorious when, after she kidnapped one of their two sons and fled to France, their custody dispute--which McEwan won--became public). He married journalist Annalena McAfee in 1997. One of McEwan's favorite writers was Kafka; he also counts Evelyn Waugh as an influence, and the biologist E. O. Wilson. McEwan is celebrated for his macabre, grotesque, and occasionally kinky fiction. His novel AMSTERDAM won the Booker Prize in 1998, and several of his works have been made into films.
Praise
"As well as being a superb writer of place, McEwan is also among the finest practitioners of the free indirect style in English, and each phrase in ATONEMENT vibrates with the voice of the character it is so discreetly ventriloquizing....The dust jacket proclaims ATONEMENT his finest achievement, and although publishers are prone to this...view of their authors' talents, in this case they are triumphantly right."
"Reading McEwan's work, we often find it impossible to slow down, so powerful is the pull of 'What's next?' In ATONEMENT that pull lures us through the first section at breakneck speed, and reasserts its sway in the last. But in the second and third segments of the book a strange and fine thing happens: we are free to linger in the moment, to savor the exquisite, agonizing aptness of McEwan's images and the delicacy of his touch as he records, in fiction, the true horrors of war, and makes new the ordinary realizations those horrors force upon us...."
"[T]here is nothing self-conscious or mannered about Mr. McEwan's writing. Indeed, ATONEMENT emerges as the author's most deeply felt novel yet--a novel that takes the glittering narrative pyrotechnics perfected in his last book, AMSTERDAM, and employs them in the service of a larger, tragic vision. It is a novel that attests not only to Mr. McEwan's mastery of craft and virtuosic control of narrative suspense, but also to his knowledge of the human heart and its rage for symmetry and order."
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First Line The play--for which Briony had designed the posters, programs and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red cr?pe paper--was written by her in a two-day tempest of composition, causing her to miss a breakfast and a lunch.
Annotation ATONEMENT, which Ian McEwan has called his "Jane Austen novel," is divided into three sections, reaching from the first chapter, set in 1935, to a startling coda in the early 2000s. In between is wartime Europe and a group of nurses tending to wounded soldiers; this section also describes the aftermath of the battle of Dunkirk, in which McEwan's father fought. (McEwan gives his father, who died just before ATONEMENT was published, a walk-on part.) The story revolves around a disastrous misunderstanding by a young teenage girl, which leads to a tragic series of events that culminate in a stunning surprise ending. ATONEMENT was short-listed for the 2001 Booker Prize. A New York Times "Editor's Choice" for 2002.
Editors Note “A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama.” --John Updike, The New Yorker“Flat-out brilliant. . . . Lush, detailed, vibrantly colored and intense.” –San Francisco Chronicle“A tour de force. . . . Every bit as affecting as it is gripping.” --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Luminous. . . . Atonement is brilliant and like nothing he’s ever written before.” –Newsweek“No one now writing fiction in the English language surpasses Ian McEwan.” –The Washington Post Book World“Brilliant. . . . McEwan could be the most psychologically astute writer working today, our era’s Jane Austen.” –Esquire“A work of astonishing depth and humanity.” –The Economist“His most complete and passionate book to date.” --The New York Times Book Review“In the seriousness of its intentions and the dazzle of its language, Atonement made me starry-eyed all over again on behalf of literature’s humanizing possibilities.” –Daphne Merkin, Los Angeles Times“Resplendent. . . . Graceful. . . . Magisterial. . . . Gloriously realized.” –The Boston Sunday Globe“McEwan is technically at the height of his powers.” –The New York Review of Books“Astonishing. . . . [with] one of the most remarkable erotic scenes in modern fiction. . . . [It] is something you will never forget.” –Chicago Tribune“Enthralling. . . . With psychological insight and a command of sensual and historical detail, Mr. McEwan creates an absorbing fictional world.” –The Wall Street Journal“[Atonement] hauls a defining part of the British literary tradition up to and into the 21st century.” ???????????? ????????????????????????? ????????????? ? ? ? ????????? ? ? ? ??????????? ? ? ? ? ?????????????????? ????????? ????????????? ????????????????????? ???? ???????????????????????? ??????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ???? ?????? ???????? ???????????? ?????? ? ? ? ?????????????????? ???????? ?? ??? ?????? ? ??????? ??????? ???????????????? ???????????? ????? ?????? ??? ????????????????????????? ????????????????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ? ? ?? ???? ????? ???? ????????????? ????????????? ???? ?????????????????????????? ?? ??????????? ?? ????? ???????? ? ? ? ????????? ??? ????????????????? ????????????? ????????????????????? ?? ?????????? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ? ? ? ??? ???? ????????? ??? ????????? ????? ? ? ? ???? ?? ???? ????????? ??????? ????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ??? ???????????????? ??????????????????? ??????? ????????????????????????? ????????????? ? ? ? ?????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ???? ??? ????? ???? ??????? ????? ??? ???????????? ???? ???? ??????? ??? ????? ?????????????????????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????? ????????????? ????????????? ??????? ?????? ???????? ???????????????????????? ???? ????????????? ????? ?? ???????????????? ???????? ???? ????????????? ??????? ?????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????????? ????????? ??????? ???????????????????????? ?????????? ????????? ? ? ? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ??????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???????? ???? ??? ????????????? ?? ??? ????? ????????????? ???????????????? ????? ???????????????? ????????? ????????????? ? ? ? ???????????? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????????? ??????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ???? ????? ??? ???? ??????? ??? ? ?????? ??????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??? ????????????????? ????? ???? ???? ?????????? ?????????????????? ????????????? ????? ??????????????????????? ?? ????? ?? ????????? ????? ??? ????? ???? ???? ?? ????? ??? ???? ????????????? ????? ?? ??????? ?? ??? ???? ??????? ? ? ? ?? ??? ????? ??????? ??????????????????? ??????????????????? ?????????????? ????????? ?????? ????????? ???????????????????? ????????? ? ? ? ? ???? ?????? a war story, and a story about stories, and so it hits the heart, the guts and the brain.” –The New York Observer“Luminous. . . . McEwan’s writing has often made me blink, but never before blink with emotion. . . . [McEwan] is at one with his talent.” –Robert Cremins, Houston Chronicle“Atonement can’t be laid down once it’s been picked up. . . . [McEwan] can write rings around most others writing in English today.” –The Weekly Standard
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