From Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan comes a new novel that surely outshines his past work, if indeed this is possible. New readers and those familiar with McEwan's work will find themselves engrossed in a world of family, a desperate lie, war, and reconciliation. Throughout his novel, McEwan explores emotion set against vivid scenery and develops subtle explorations into the psyche of the players. From the beginning, he employs language, poetic and rich, to convey his tale.
On the hottest day of the summer season, 1935, the lives of three will be changed forever. The once quiet Tallis household is now filled with the voices of many. Cecelia, home from Cambridge, seems quite bored. Briony, her young