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  • Published: 4 July 1997
  • ISBN: 9780099754718
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99

In Between the Sheets




Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, this is the second collection of blazingly original short stories from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling Ian McEwan.


The second collection of blazingly original short stories from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling author Ian McEwan.

A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object of one of his victim's vengeful fantasies. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress - passive, yet beautiful - but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair. And an ape reflects on the relationship with a young female writer, mourning their fading love and musing on the fateful deceptions of art. In these seven stories of dream-like lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision.

'Resonant and frightening...totally original' Observer

'Exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing' The Times

  • Published: 4 July 1997
  • ISBN: 9780099754718
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • 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 In Between the Sheets

Resonant and frightening...totally original

Observer

His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing

The Times

McEwan proves himself to be an acute psychologist of the ordinary mind

New York Times Book Review

He is an immediate master of styles and structures... One is struck by McEwan's gift of clarity

New York Review of Books

This is a writer whose plainest combination of words is, like the draughtsman's proverbial dot, unmistakeably telling

Financial Times

No one interested in the state and mood of contemporary Britain can afford not to read him

John Fowles

The effect achieved by McEwan’s quiet, precise and sensual touch is that of magic realism

New York Review of Books

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