Nutshell (Hardback)
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Nutshell (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 01/09/2016

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So here I am, upside down in a woman. Arms patiently crossed, waiting, waiting and wondering who I’m in, what I’m in for.

To be or not to be? That is the question

Particularly if your life has yet to really begin.

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan and that plan involves murder.

But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month–old resident of Trudy's womb a Hamlet in miniature who hears and plays a very unusual kind of detective.

Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers.

Nutshell is an orb, a Venetian glass paperweight, of a book… it is a consciously late, deliberately elegiac, masterpiece, a calling together of everything McEwan has learned and knows about his art.’ – The Guardian

A writer who has no doubt changed the landscape of British fiction, Ian McEwan’s diverse, experimental literary portfolio encompasses Gothic short stories, dark psychological dramas such as The Cement Garden and Enduring Love as well as a spy thriller Sweet Tooth, an epic of wartime Atonement and state-of-the-nation novels Amsterdam (for which he won the Booker Prize), Saturday, Solar and The Children Act.  

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781911214335
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Highly original and captivating....”

Ian McEwan is one of these very rare writers that with every book written with a clever and inventive story is capable of taking us on a different journey. In this book, we have a highly interesting first hand... More

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“Something different”

Told from a different perspective, you will quickly read this Shakespearean tale. You can sense the tension in the writing, it is a game of tactics between the characters. Written in a way that the reader is given a... More

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“ McEwan at his best!”

I'll admit at first I was slightly sceptical about this, mainly the fact it is narrated by an unborn child who unwittingly witnesses a criminal plot. I was very kindly sent an advanced copy in exchange for an... More

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