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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784703608
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

First Love, Last Rites




Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, this is the first book from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times bestselling Ian McEwan.

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784703608
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

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 First Love, Last Rites

Marks the debut of a talented and genuinely imaginative writer

Julian Barnes, New Statesman

Now 40 years since first publication, McEwan's first published work is still his most hauntingly dark and atmospheric.

Esquire

As promising a first collection of stories as I have ever come across

Vogue

Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... It is a tour-de-force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner

Gabriele Annan, Times Literary Supplement

A writer of uncanny power

Time

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