A collection of short stories, focusing on the awakening sensations of first love and its ritual initiations. This collection won the Somerset Maugham Award, and is from the author of THE CEMENT GARDEN, THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS and THE CHILD IN TIME.
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"A talented and genuine imaginative writer. McEwan's details often grow into strange, powerful images - the ironies, throughout this impressive collection, are tellingly weighted" (Julian Barnes)
"A writer of uncanny power" ( Time)
"Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... All his stories have a feeling of impending evil - it is a tour de force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing" ( The Times)
"A brilliant performance" ( Observer)
A brilliant performance. There's an assured and terribly macabre depravity about Ian McEwan's short stories - as if some of the characters from early Angus Wilson had been painted by Francis Bacon - Observer
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140112804
Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140112804
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