Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane - ablaze with fire like a meteor - arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets. A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne's professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry's earlier fears seem about to be realised.
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- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129 x 198 x 22mm | 283g
- 05 Jan 2006
- Vintage Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
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"Saturday is wonderfully involving and affecting on every page. Everybody with any interest in contemporary literature will want to read it at once"
"Dazzling... Profound and urgent" * Observer * "The supreme novelist of his generation" * Sunday Times * "He remains at the top of his game - assured, accomplished and ambitious" * Daily Telegraph * "A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday" * Financial Times * "An exemplary novel... It is undoubtedly McEwan's best" * Mail on Sunday * "A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful... McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents" * The Times * "Richly laden. McEwan pulls out all the stops. A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful. McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents" * Sunday Telegraph * "A book of great moral maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday... Artistically, morally and politically, he excels" * The Times * "It's the good writing and the truthful and convincing way of rendering consciousness that makes Saturday so engrossing" * Colm Toibin * "Saturday is wonderfully involving and affecting on every page. Everybody with any interest in contemporary literature will want to read it at once" * Evening Standard *
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.