Ian McEwan’s devastating novel about ways in which the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
A fragile friendship descends into hatred and revenge, in Ian McEwan’s darkly humorous 1998 Booker Prize-winning novel.
Gorgeous, feisty Molly Lane had many lovers, among them Clive Linley, Britain’s most famous composer, Vernon Halliday, editor of a respected broadsheet, and Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary - and tipped to be the next prime minister. When Clive and Vernon meet to pay their last respects to Molly at her funeral, they make a pact that will have unforeseen and profound consequences for everyone concerned.
About the AuthorIan McEwan, born in Aldershot, England, is a critically acclaimed author and winner of the 1998 Booker Prize.