Re-jacketed in stylish new series style, Amsterdam won the 1998 Man Booker Prize.
***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE***
Two old friends – Cline Linley and Vernon Halliday – meet at the funeral of gorgeous, witty Molly Lane. Both men had been Molly’s lovers years before their dazzling success; Clive is Britain’s most eminent modern composer and Vernon is the editor of the respected broadsheet, The Judge. In the weeks that follow, Clive and Vernon’s lives become bound together in ways neither could have imagined. Two dubious moral decisions and a pact made in extremis lead them both to the heart of Amsterdam.
“A psychologically brilliant study of heartlessness”
“One of the finest writers alive”
“Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking”
A. S. Byatt, Literary Review
“McEwan writes here with unobtrusive panache”
“Amsterdam is brilliantly engineered and marvellously entertaining”
“Even more timely today than when it won the Booker in 1998”
Val Hennessy, Daily Mail
“The novel twists and turns unexpectedly...McEwan has a master's control over his instrument”
John Sutherland, Sunday Times