The Child In Time

Author: Ian McEwan
Homepage 9780099755012

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780099755012
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
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  • : 0.24
  • : November 2001
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.95
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  • : Ian McEwan
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 256
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9780099755012

Description

Soon to be on public television starring Benedict Cumberbatch.


 


Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone.


 


With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope that gives full rein to the author's remarkable gifts. The winner of the Whitbread Prize, The Child in Time is an astonishing novel by one of the finest writers of his generation.

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Awards

Winner of Whitbread Prize (Novel) 1987 and Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1987.