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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089957
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Black Dogs




I judge it his best yet, which I should make clear is saying a great deal - Observer

In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday, only to encounter an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives for ever.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089957
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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Praise for Black Dogs

“Superbly evocative prose. The novel's vision of Europe is acute and alive, vivid in its moral complexities”

New York Times Book Review

“Brilliant - a meditation on the intoxications of violence and the redemptive power of love”

New Yorker

“Compassionate without resorting to sentimentality, clever without ever losing its honesty, an undisguised novel of ideas which is also Ian McEwan's most human work”

Times Literary Supplement


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