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Saturday (Paperback)
  • Saturday (Paperback)
  • Saturday (Paperback)
  • Saturday (Paperback)
  • Saturday (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 29/10/2005
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Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind and proud father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat. Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive, young man, on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him. Towards the end of a day rich in incident and filled with Perowne's celebrations of life's pleasures, his family gathers for a reunion. But with the sudden appearance of Baxter, Perowne's earlier fears seem about to be realised.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099469681

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Introspective and challenging: a book for thought, recording a man's existence within a day. Some passages are extraordinarily textured and deeply felt.Among the gems, I found a splendid verse quoted by the... More

1st October 2007
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Of the books I was expected to read for the London in Film and Fiction course I took part in during 2007 at Birkbeck College, London - this was the book I enjoyed the most. The story of Henry Perowne on the day that... More

27th December 2008
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Found this book rather a struggle to read and did not find it flowed as perhaps it should have.The story had the potential to land a "knock-out" blow,but instead it ended with a slap.The story was... More

18th July 2007
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