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The Child In Time - Ian McEwan

The Child In Time

Paperback Published: July 1997
ISBN: 9780099755012
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Child In Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.

"Spooky...a wonderful novel" * Observer * "The Child in Time is an extraordinary achievement" * Guardian * "It is marvellously written, moving, serious, readable... If you want to be appalled, refreshed, exhilarated, enlivened - read it" * Sunday Times * "His masterpiece" -- Christopher Hitchens "Artistically, morally, and politically, he excels" * The Times *

ISBN: 9780099755012
ISBN-10: 0099755017
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

Ian McEwan


About the Author


Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England. He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970. He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.

McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix FĂ©mina Etranger (1993) for The Child in Time; and Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000.

In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader's Digest Author of the Year.

McEwan lives in London.

Booktopia Book Guru says: Ian McEwan presents the world as you know it, and then tweaks it, just a fraction, causing it to crack, and from that crack spills forth meaning, directly into your lap.

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