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Solar

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Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: his wife is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 283g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099549026
  • 9780099549024
  • 98,188

Review Text

"A satirical masterpiece...it will come to be regarded as a classic"
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Vivacious and sprawling, a beautifully and compellingly written novel * The Times * McEwan has succeeded in producing a novel that is both profoundly serious and hilariously funny * Mail on Sunday * A stunningly accomplished work, possibly his best yet * Financial Times * A satirical masterpiece...it will come to be regarded as a classic * Daily Telegraph * Savagely funny... Enormously entertaining * Sunday Times *
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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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Rating details

22,947 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 11% (2,416)
4 30% (6,936)
3 38% (8,755)
2 16% (3,675)
1 5% (1,165)
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