25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.00
List price: $21.00
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Partner Warehouse General- General

Saturday (06 Edition)

by

Saturday (06 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

From the pen of a master — the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement — comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before.

On this particular Saturday morning, Perownes day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perownes professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him — with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

CA

About the Author

Ian McEwan is the author of nine novels, including Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, and of Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the WHSmith Literary Award.

From the Hardcover edition.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

writermala, August 14, 2011 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a book that grows on you. The line which attracted me early on was, "When a player and listener know the route so well, the pleasure is in the deviation, the unexpected turn against the grain." This is exactly what McEwan does too, with his readers.

With the events of one Saturday, the author tells the story of a family, including a grandmother and a grandfather In a larger sense, the Saturday is a metaphor for Henry's life which he sees turning towards the Sunday of his life.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780676977622
Author:
Mcewan, Ian
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Author:
McEwan, Ian
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .75 in .6 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close:...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Best People in the World: A Novel Used Hardcover $5.95
  3. Windows on the World Used Hardcover $8.50
  4. Never Let Me Go: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  5. Never Let Me Go: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  6. The History of Love: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $6.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Saturday (06 Edition) Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.00 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Random House of Canada, Ltd - English 9780676977622 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , CA
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.