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Thorndike Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Fiction - 232 pages
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On a chilly February day, Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both had been Molly's lovers in the days before they became part of London's elite. Another of Molly's paramours was a foreign secretary who's stumping for Prime Minister. Urged by Molly's husband to sabotage the secretary's chances, the pair find themselves making moral choices that could have disastrous results.

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I found the writing to be a bit too wordy. - Goodreads
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No one's writing opens me like Ian McEwan's. - Goodreads

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For the life of me, I could not comprehend what this one was all about. Perhaps my abilities to perceive and ascertain, no doubt established on one's age, have yet to come a certain way. Two men, two ... Read full review

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as a break from reading proust's in a budding grove i quickly found the characters intriguing,the sparse bare prose admirable, and the narrative witty and gripping. then mcewan began leaving his ... Read full review

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Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England on June 21, 1948. He received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of East Anglia. He writes novels, plays, and collections of short stories including In Between the Sheets, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Innocent, Black Dogs, The Daydreamer, and Enduring Love. He has won numerous awards including the 1976 Somerset Maugham Award for First Love, Last Rites; the 1987 Whitbread Novel Award and the 1993 Prix Fémina Etranger for The Child in Time; the 1998 Booker Prize for Fiction for Amserdam; and the 2002 W. H. Smith Literary Award, the 2003 National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award, the 2003 Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction, and the 2004 Santiago Prize for the European Novel for Atonement. He also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Saturday in 2006.

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