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The Children Act By Ian McEwan

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

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Summary

Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. Time is running out.

She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy.

The Children Act Summary

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out.

She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

The Children Act Reviews

Compulsively readable... McEwan's prose keeps its cutting edge and his books are the ones the reading public still crave... A masterly balance between research and imagination... One feels an immediate pleasure in returning to prose of uncommon clarity, unshowiness and control * The Times *
Classic McEwan... It's a pleasure from start to finish, one not to be interrupted * Guardian *
A powerful, humane novel * Evening Standard *
One of the finest writers alive * Sunday Times *
McEwan writes as beautifully and elegantly as ever, his prose quintessentially English in its restraint, one meticulously chosen word hinting at depths of emotion * Washington Post *
A finely written, engaging read... Poignant, challenging and lyrical * Sunday Express *
A class act by one of our finest novelists. -- Viv Groskop * Red *
A compelling moral dilemma [with] a moving and heartfelt denouement. * Tatler *
Shows McEwan as a master of fiction. -- Olivia Cole * GQ *
It is one most extraordinary, powerful, moving reading experiences of my life. It is an utterly remarkable novel, delicately balanced, perfectly crafted, beautifully written. -- Alberto Manguel

About 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; and Nutshell, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year.

Additional information

GOR009308484
9781784705572
1784705578
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2018-08-09
224
Long-listed for I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Award 2016 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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