McEwan, Ian The Child in Time

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The Child in Time

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This beautifully haunting book by Booker winner Ian McEwan won a 1987 Whitbread Prize

The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, takes his 3-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.

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The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, takes his 3-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself: "It was a wonder there could be so much movement, so much purpose, all the time. He himself had none." This beautifully haunting book won a 1987 Whitbread Prize.

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"This book describes the panic of losing a child… The engulfing destructive pain is brilliantly explored" (Alison Steadman Week)

" The Child in Time is an extraordinary achievement in which form and content, theory and practice, are so expertly and inseparably interwoven that the novel becomes an advertisement for, or proof of, its own thesis." (Sheila Macleod Guardian)

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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2005. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. abridged ed edition. 496 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007207034

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