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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.

Reviews

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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  • EBook

    9781409089957

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    224 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099277088

    November 6, 1998

    Vintage

    176 pages

    RRP $28.99

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