Sweet Tooth

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 527 pages
15 Reviews

In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan's first female protagonist since "Atonement" is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction.
Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth."
Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.
Once again, Ian McEwan's mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.

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User Review  - L. Lawson - Goodreads

I hovered between a 2 1/2 and 3 star review here and ultimately knocked it up a notch simply because the final chapter salvaged some of the loathing I had for this book and turned it into an 'okay ... Read full review

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User Review  - Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh - Goodreads

You need to have a thing for dark atmospheric novels; Sour Tooth would be more fitting. It's certainly not a thriller and it's a spy novel only in the literal sense. Timeline the 70's, the intrigue of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of fourteen books, including the novels "Solar"; "On Chesil Beach"; "Saturday"; "Atonement," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; "The 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 lives in England.
www.ianmcewan.com

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