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A powerful drama of passion, obsession and tragedy from one of Britain’s greatest living writers.

Charles Frieth, preeminent composer, conductor and prodigious womaniser, is preparing for a performance of one of his early works, and the world premiere of Demonic Aubade. Obstinate and myopic, he is oblivious to the growing turmoil around him; his wife's poor health and dissatisfaction; the exhausted efforts of his secretary, and the disquieting diligence of his housekeeper, Maria.

As the first performance draws near, the maestro is suddenly awoken to the chaos, and as Charles struggles to regain control of his life, a terrible tragedy begins to unfold.

For You is a beautifully wrought and compelling libretto - It is Ian McEwan at his very best.

Reviews

The characters are etched with impressive economy by McEwan

The Evening Standard

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  • Paperback

    9780099526995

    July 1, 2008

    Vintage

    80 pages

    RRP $24.99

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