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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
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Jun 10, 2008 | ISBN 9780307386175

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“Heartbreaking…. Breathtaking…. Masterly…. No one now writing in English surpasses or even matches McEwan’s accomplishment.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Remarkable, engaging, and gripping…. On Chesil Beach is not only a wonderful read but also perhaps that rarest of things: a perfect novel.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Dazzling…. McEwan treats [his subject] with a boundless sympathy, one that enlists the reader even as it disguises the fact that this seeming novel of manners is as fundamentally a horror novel as any [he’s] written.” —Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review

“A small, perfect, haunting work of art…. McEwan draws a humane, touching, sometimes comic portrait of marital misunderstanding in an era when so much less was sayable, or said.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Vintage McEwan…. His finely honed prose is a deep pleasure to experience.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Marvelously realized…. Wrenching, funny, smart, and hugely gratifying in unexpected ways…. On Chesil Beach is as merciful to its characters as it is merciless in its heartbreak.” —The Boston Globe

“Exquisite…. compressed, crisp, [and] warmly specific…. [A] small masterpiece.” —Entertainment Weekly, “A”

“Quietly riveting…. McEwan has never written more beautifully than he does in [this] melancholy and haunting new novel.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“A poignant meditation on love’s ebb and flow.” —Vogue

“A parable of failed empathy … mordant [and] melancholy.” —The Village Voice

“Completely absorbing…. [I]nfused with a bitter poignancy…intense and powerful … a masterpiece.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer


Booker Prize FINALIST 2007

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