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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089957
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Black Dogs




Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, Black Dogs is a dark and brooding masterpiece from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling Ian McEwan.

Black Dogs is a dark and brooding masterpiece from Booker-prize winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan.

In 1946, June and Bernard set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they had planned an idyllic holiday, but in France they witness an event that alters the course of their lives entirely. Forty years on, their son-in-law is trying to uncover the cause of their estrangement and is led back to this moment on honeymoon and an experience of such darkness it was to wrench the couple apart.

'Powerful... Unforgettable' Sunday Telegraph

'Thoughtful and compassionate' London Review of Books

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089957
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Ian McEwan

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; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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Praise for Black Dogs

Brilliant...a meditation on the intoxications of violence and the redemptive power of love

New Yorker

Compassionate without resorting to sentimentality, clever without ever losing its honesty, an undisguised novel of ideas which is also Ian McEwan's most human work

Times Literary Supplement

His best yet, which I should make clear is saying a great deal

Observer

Powerful... Unforgettable

Sunday Telegraph

Superbly evocative prose... The novel's vision of Europe is acute and alive, vivid in its moral complexities

New York Times Book Review

Thoughtful and compassionate

London Review of Books

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