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Two old friends - Cline Linley and Vernon Halliday - meet at the funeral of gorgeous, witty Molly Lane. Both men had been Molly's lovers years before their dazzling success; Clive is Britain's most eminent modern composer and Vernon is the editor of the respected broadsheet, The Judge. In the weeks that follow, Clive and Vernon's lives become bound together in ways neither could have imagined. Two dubious moral decisions and a pact made in extremis lead them both to the heart of Amsterdam.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 170g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099272776
  • 9780099272779
  • 91,421

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"Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking"
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Amsterdam is brilliantly engineered and marvellously entertaining * Evening Standard * McEwan writes here with unobtrusive panache * Daily Telegraph * Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking -- A. S. Byatt * Literary Review * One of the finest writers alive * Sunday Times * A psychologically brilliant study of heartlessness * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Ian McEwan

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.
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40,340 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 13% (5,152)
4 34% (13,870)
3 38% (15,323)
2 12% (4,817)
1 3% (1,178)
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