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    Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including the novelsThe Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize,Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize, and The Child in Time,winner of the Whitbread Award, as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites,winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets. He has also written screenplays, plays, television scripts, a children’s book, and the libretto for an oratorio. He lives in London.
    National Bestseller

    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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    ISBN 9780385721790
    Genre FICTION / Psychological
    Format Paperback
    Pages 351
    Publisher Date 2003-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Copyright Year 2001
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McEwan, Ian

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