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ISBN13: 9780307388841
ISBN10: 0307388840
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Awards

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
2001 Booker Prize Shortlist

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ian McEwan's symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives — together with her precocious literary gifts — brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime's repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

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"McEwan at his most closely observed and psychologically penetrating, and his most sweeping and expansive....With each book McEwan ranges wider, and his powers have never been more fully in evidence than here." Publishers Weekly

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"Moving deftly between styles, this is a compelling exploration of guilt and the struggle for forgiveness." Library Journal

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"A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama." John Updike, The New Yorker

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"Not since the 19th century has a writer stepped in and out of his characters' minds with such unfettered confidence." The Plain Dealer

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"No one now writing fiction in the English language surpasses Ian McEwan." The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Ian McEwan has written two collections of stories, First Love, Last Rites and In Between the Sheets, and eight novels, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Child in Time — winner of the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award — The Innocent, Black Dogs, The Daydreamer, Enduring Love, and Amsterdam — winner of the 1998 Booker Prize.

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polutropos, January 12, 2011 (view all comments by polutropos)
An outstanding novel by a master. A layered, beautifully structured masterpiece.
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Rebecca Hawkins, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Rebecca Hawkins)
A riveting and original novel by one of the best living authors we have. Skip the just-okay movie, and read the book!
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Gertrude, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Gertrude)
This is one of the most compelling books I have ever read. In the early chapters, it may seem like little is happening--but you know something important is coming. And when it does, it changes many lives. The fallout from this incident is portrayed with all the tragic irony one could find in life, and the characters are fleshed out beautifully. Start reading it, and you won't want to put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307388841
Author:
McEwan, Ian
Publisher:
Anchor
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20071127
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.91x4.21x1.08 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307388841 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McEwan at his most closely observed and psychologically penetrating, and his most sweeping and expansive....With each book McEwan ranges wider, and his powers have never been more fully in evidence than here." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Moving deftly between styles, this is a compelling exploration of guilt and the struggle for forgiveness."
"Review" by , "A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama."
"Review" by , "Not since the 19th century has a writer stepped in and out of his characters' minds with such unfettered confidence."
"Review" by , "No one now writing fiction in the English language surpasses Ian McEwan."
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