The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

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In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 144g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099755114
  • 9780099755111
  • 115,751

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"An extremely assured, technically adept and compelling piece of work"
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"An unforgettable tale" -- John Boyne * Guardian * "Hypnotic" -- John Updike * New Yorker * "An extremely assured, technically adept and compelling piece of work" * Observer * "Marvellously creates the atmosphere of youngsters given that instant adulthood they all crave, where the ordinary takes on a mysterious glow" * Sunday Times * "A shocking book...irresistibly readable" * New York Review of Books *
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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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19,006 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 19% (3,528)
4 37% (7,015)
3 31% (5,895)
2 10% (1,907)
1 3% (661)
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