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Saturday by Ian McEwan
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Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man -a successful neurosurgeon, devoted husband of Rosalind and proud father of two grown-up children. nusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat. ater, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protesters. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive young man on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him. owards the end of a day rich in incident and filled with Perowne's celebrations of life's pleasures, his family gathers for a reunion. But with the sudden appearance of Baxter, Perowne's earlier fears seem about to be realised.

Author Biography

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 and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time.
Release date NZ
October 29th, 2005
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
304
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9780099469681
Product ID
1670836

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