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.
Praise for Amsterdam
A psychologically brilliant study of heartlessnessSunday Telegraph
One of the finest writers aliveSunday Times
Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shockingA. S. Byatt, Literary Review
McEwan writes here with unobtrusive panacheDaily Telegraph
Amsterdam is brilliantly engineered and marvellously entertainingEvening Standard
Even more timely today than when it won the Booker in 1998Val Hennessy, Daily Mail
The novel twists and turns unexpectedly...McEwan has a master's control over his instrumentJohn Sutherland, Sunday Times