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    Atonement (Hardback) By (author) Ian McEwan, Introduction by Claire Messud

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    DescriptionOn the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone. "From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended."


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    Title
    Atonement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian McEwan, Introduction by Claire Messud
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841593609
    ISBN 10: 1841593605
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Everyman
    Imprint name
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Publication date
    30 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. 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 and Sweet Tooth.