A Novel
Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives–together with her precocious literary gifts–brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

Title Atonement
Subtitle A Novel
Author Ian McEwan
Publisher Anchor
Title First Published 25 February 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 368 p.
ISBN-10 038572179X
ISBN-13 9780385721790
Publication Date 25 February 2003
Main content page count 368
Weight 16 oz.

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