An imaginative 13-year old girl sets off a serious chain of events after she witnesses an interaction between her older sister and a young man. Set in England before and during World War II, this is a beautifully written novel about stories, perception, and memory.
“Brilliant. . . . McEwan could be the most psychologically astute writer working today, our era’s Jane Austen.” —Esquire
“Enthralling. . . . With psychological insight and a command of sensual and historical detail, Mr. McEwan creates an absorbing fictional world.” —The Wall Street Journal
“His most complete and passionate book to date.” —The New York Times Book Review