These short fiction pieces from the early career of the new york times–bestselling and Man Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach are claustrophobic tales of childhood, twisted psychology, and disjointed family life as terrifying as anything by Stephen King—and finely crafted with a lyricism and an intensity that compels us to confront our secret kinship with what repels us.
First Love, Last Rites #ad - Taut, brooding, the stories here show us how murder can arise out of boredom, and densely atmospheric, perversity from adolescent curiosity—and how sheer evil can become the solution to unbearable loneliness. A powerful talent that is both weird and wonderful. The boston sunday globe “ian mcewan’s fictional world combines the bleak, dreamlike quality of de Chirico’s city-scapes with the strange eroticism of canvases by Balthus.
In Between the Sheets Ian McEwan Series Book 5RosettaBooks #ad - Readers may know mcewan's work through these and other books, or more recently through his novel, Atonement, which was made into a major motion picture. About the seriesrosetta presents modern classics from groundbreaking author Ian McEwan, savvy, Last Rites among others in a special collection that offer readers the full-range of McEwan's smart, author of Atonement and First Love, and engaging prose.
Whether these are the written transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of our psyche, all seven stories in this collection implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. The story revolves around the devastating effects of the loss of a child through child abduction. These stories--claustrophobic tales of childhood, deviant sexuality and disjointed family life--were remarkable for their formal experimentation and controlled narrative voice.
In Between the Sheets Ian McEwan Series Book 5 #ad - The child in time 1987 won the Whitbread Novel Award and marked a new confidence in McEwan's writing. In another, a jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. To avoid being taken into custody, they bury their mother in the cement of the basement and attempt to carry on life as normally as possible.
In one, a two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. Soon, an incestuous relationship develops between the two oldest children as they seek to emulate their parents roles. In another, over the course of a weekend, a guilt-ridden father with his teenage daughter discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence.
The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan Series Book 3RosettaBooks #ad - The cement garden was followed by the Comfort of Strangers 1981, a tale of fantasy, set in Venice, violence, and obsession. A second volume of his work appeared in 1978. Readers may know mcewan's work through these and other books, or more recently through his novel, Atonement, which was made into a major motion picture.
About the seriesrosetta presents modern classics from groundbreaking author Ian McEwan, author of Atonement and First Love, Last Rites among others in a special collection that offers readers the full-range of McEwan's smart, savvy, and engaging prose. Things become strange and stranger yet; one could say horrific when they attempt to leave: Robert and Caroline insist that they stay with them for a while longer.
While mary and colin indeed rediscover each other in ways during this time--an erotic attraction to each other that was below the surface--they also find that their relationship/friendship with Robert and Caroline takes turns that are likewise erotic and violent in nature. The child in time 1987 won the Whitbread Novel Award and marked a new confidence in McEwan's writing.
The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan Series Book 3 #ad - A pervasive dread runs through this novel, leading to the terrible climax that no reader could predict. Mcewan's first novel, the cement Garden 1978, is the story of four orphaned children living alone after the death of both parents. To avoid being taken into custody, they bury their mother in the cement of the basement and attempt to carry on life as normally as possible.
The story revolves around the devastating effects of the loss of a child through child abduction. Soon, an incestuous relationship develops between the two oldest children as they seek to emulate their parents roles.
My Purple Scented Novel: A Short Story A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline. I don’t deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. A jewel of a short story from the author of Atonement and Nutshell—“My Purple Scented Novel” follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed.
. You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. Published to celebrate Ian McEwan’s 70th birthday. You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade. You may treat these few pages as a confession.
The Cement Garden Ian McEwan Series Book 2RosettaBooks #ad - Sue is rather bookish and observes all that goes on around her. So it is with the cement Garden, the story of dying family who live in a dying part of the city. The child in time 1987 won the Whitbread Novel Award and marked a new confidence in McEwan's writing. And tom is the youngest and the baby of the lot.
The children seem to manage in this perverse setting rather well until Julie brings home a boyfriend who threatens their secret by asking too many questions like what is buried beneath the cement pile, etc, surely threatening the status quo however morbid that the children have come to accept as "normal" and as "home".
The Cement Garden Ian McEwan Series Book 2 #ad - A second volume of his work appeared in 1978. Soon after, fearful of being separated by social services, the mother too dies and the children, decide to cover up their parents' deaths: they bury their mother in the cement garden. All of the children are free thinking independent-minded teenagers. Mcewan's first novel, the cement Garden 1978, is the story of four orphaned children living alone after the death of both parents.
The cement garden was followed by the Comfort of Strangers 1981, a tale of fantasy, set in Venice, violence, and obsession. Ian mcewan is known to skirt the edge with his writing; the fringes of society, to test the limits of what we can handle perhaps in our worlds as we bring his writing home with us and allow a whole new being to enter.
. These stories--claustrophobic tales of childhood, deviant sexuality and disjointed family life--were remarkable for their formal experimentation and controlled narrative voice.
Black Dogs: A NovelAnchor #ad - Jeremy is the son-in-law of Bernard and June Tremaine, whose union and estrangement began almost simultaneously. Seeking to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences Bernard and June cannot reconcile, Jeremy undertakes writing June's memoirs, only to be led back again and again to one terrifying encouner forty years earlier—a moment that, for June, was as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time.
Set in late 1980s europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Black Dogs is the intimate story of the crumbling of a marriage, as witnessed by an outsider. In a finely crafted, compelling examination of evil and grace, Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civiliation's darkest moods—its black dogs—with the tensions that both create love and destroy it.
The CockroachAnchor #ad - Nothing must get in his way; not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. A brilliant, of-the-moment political satire like no other: here is Ian McEwan's Brexit-era take on Kafka's Metamorphosis, centered on a cockroach transformed into the prime minister of England. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain--and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people.
The Cockroach #ad - An anchor Original. That morning, clever but by no means profound, Jim Sams, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a giant creature. Jim sams has undergone a metamorphosis. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. In this bitingly funny kafkaesque satire, Ian McEwan engages with scabrous humor a very recognizable political world and turns it on its head.
Machines Like Me: A NovelNan A. Talese #ad - When charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and—with Miranda's help—he designs Adam's personality. It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma. In his subversive new novel, ian McEwan asks whether a machine can understand the human heart—or whether we are the ones who lack understanding.
New from ian mcewan, booker prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret.
Machines Like Me: A Novel #ad - . The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever.
The Innocent: A NovelAnchor #ad - The Innocent: A Novel #ad - His relationship with maria Eckdorf, an enigmatic and beautiful West Berliner, likewise promises to loosen the bonds of his ordinary life. Twenty-five-year-old leonard marnham’s intelligence work—tunneling under a Russian communications center to tap the phone lines to Moscow—offers him a welcome opportunity to begin shedding his own unwanted innocence, even if he is only a bit player in a grim international comedy of errors.
A member of a british-american surveillance team in Cold War Berlin finds himself in too deep in this masterful work from the author of Atonement. But the promise turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening—a night when Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.
Enduring Love: A NovelAnchor #ad - Enduring Love: A Novel #ad - From the booker prize-winning author of Atonement, and suspense, here is a brilliant and compassionate novel of love, faith, and of how life can change in an instant. A stranger named jed parry joins rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety, something passes between Parry and himself on that day—something that gives birth to an obsession in Parry so powerful that it will test the limits of Rose's beloved rationalism, Clarissa, but unknown to Rose, threaten the love of his wife, and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.
The calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he sees a man die in a freak hot-air balloon accident.