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  • Published: 2 January 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099469681
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

Saturday




Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, Saturday is a gripping novel centering around the London anti-war protest in 2003 from the Booker prize-winning Sunday Times-bestselling Ian McEwan.


'Dazzling... Profound and urgent' Observer

'A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday' Financial Times

Saturday, February 15, 2003.

Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane - ablaze with fire like a meteor - arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets.

A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne's professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry's earlier fears seem about to be realised...

  • Published: 2 January 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099469681
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

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 Saturday

Dazzling... Profound and urgent

Observer

The supreme novelist of his generation

Sunday Times

He remains at the top of his game - assured, accomplished and ambitious

Daily Telegraph

A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday

Financial Times

An exemplary novel... It is undoubtedly McEwan's best

Mail on Sunday

A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful... McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents

The Times

Richly laden. McEwan pulls out all the stops. A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful. McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents

Sunday Telegraph

A book of great moral maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday... Artistically, morally and politically, he excels

The Times

It's the good writing and the truthful and convincing way of rendering consciousness that makes Saturday so engrossing

Colm Toibin

Saturday is wonderfully involving and affecting on every page. Everybody with any interest in contemporary literature will want to read it at once

Evening Standard

A brilliant novel.It is McEwan writing on absolute top form

Daily Mail

Refreshing and engrossing, dense with revelation. Superb

Independent on Sunday

Written with superb exactness, complex, suspenseful and humane, this novel.reinforces his status as the supreme novelist of his generation

Sunday Times

Fabulous

The Guardian

A masterpiece of suspense and contemporary reflection

The Word

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