Solar

Solar

by IanMcEwan (Author)

Synopsis

WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION 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: she 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. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, this is a story of one man's greed and self-deception; a darkly satirical novel showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03 Mar 2011

ISBN 10: 0099549026
ISBN 13: 9780099549024
Book Overview: Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, Solar is an engrossing, satirical and very funny novel on climate change by the Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times bestselling Ian McEwan

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