Atonement

Written byIan McEwan

Published in

About "Atonement"

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses the flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century.


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance
  • Classics
  • Historical
  • War
  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Literature
  • Novels
awards
  • Booker Prize Nominee (2001)
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize Nominee for Fiction (2001)
  • Whitbread Award Nominee for Novel (2001)
  • WH Smith Literary Award (2002)
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (2002)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2002)
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2002)
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in South Asia and Europe (2002)
  • Deutscher Bücherpreis for Internationale Belletristik (2003)
  • Premi Llibreter de narrativa Nominee (2003)
  • International Dublin Literary Award Nominee (2003)
ISBN9780385721790pages351publisherAnchor Booksseriessettings
  • England
  • France
  • Londo
  • ngland
  • United Kingdom
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