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Saturday

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099469685
  • 9780099469681
  • 47,319

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"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 *show more

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.show more

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"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"show more

Rating details

49,885 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 20% (9,890)
4 38% (19,191)
3 29% (14,333)
2 9% (4,685)
1 4% (1,786)
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