Amsterdam

Amsterdam

by IanMcEwan (Author)

Synopsis

On a chilly February day two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence, Clive as Britain's most successful modern composer, Vernon as editor of the quality broadsheet, The Judge.Gorgeous, feisty Molly had had other lovers too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister. In the days that follow Molly's funeral Clive and Vernon will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life.

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Format: Paperback
WFTC1:0
Pages: 192
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 01 Apr 1999

ISBN 10: 0099272776
ISBN 13: 9780099272779
Book Overview: Re-jacketed in stylish new series style, Amsterdam won the 1998 Man Booker Prize.
Prizes: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1998.

Media Reviews
A psychologically brilliant study of heartlessness * Sunday Telegraph *
One of the finest writers alive * Sunday Times *
Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking -- A. S. Byatt * Literary Review *
McEwan writes here with unobtrusive panache * Daily Telegraph *
Amsterdam is brilliantly engineered and marvellously entertaining * Evening Standard *
Author Bio
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.