The Cement Garden
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...
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 130 x 196 x 12mm | 120g
- 13 Jun 2000
- Vintage Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
"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 *
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.
"Marvellously creates the atmosphere of youngsters given that instant adulthood they all crave, where the ordinary takes on a mysterious glow"