Synopses & Reviews
A powerful novel that follows Joe Rose as he changes from a rational and organised human being to a desperate man driven to think of murder because of another's obsession. The hardback of "Enduring Love" did extremely well, and was yet another surprise omission from the 1997 Booker short-list. McEwan's previous titles include "The Cement Garden, Black Dogs" and "The Comfort Of Strangers".
Ian McEwan's latest novel, first published in 1997. A fatal ballooning accident in the Chilterns disrupts the organised life of Joe Rose, leading to an encounter which tests his rationalism to the limits. The author was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1981 and 1992 and is a previous winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year award.