Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. An in the course of a weekend with his teenage daughter, a guilt-ridden father discovers the depths of his own bl!!ndering innocence.
"No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him" -- John Fowles "McEwan proves himself to be an acute psychologist of the ordinary mind" New York Times "This is a writer whose plainest combination of words is, like the draughtsman's proverbial dot, unmistakeably telling" Financial Times "A writer in full control of his materials...In [his] short stories, the effect achieved by McEwan's quiet, precise and sensual touch is that of magic realism - a transfiguration of the ordinary that has a strong visceral impact" New York Review of Books "His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing" The Times
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: July 1997
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.124