Nutshell (Hardcover)

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"What would you do if you heard your mother plotting to kill your father with her brother-in-law lover? How could you prevent it or at the very least avenge it? Now how would you do this is if you were still in utero? This unlikely premise stems from the amazing mind of Ian McEwan, author of indie bestsellers Atonement, Sweet Tooth, On Chesil Beach and myriad of others. A strange take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Nutshell is a masterful and wonderfully told tale. Fans of McEwan will delight in this departure and new fans will adore the mind of the yet-unnamed narrator. Highly recommended!"--Reviewed by Jennifer

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New from the bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.

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

About the Author


Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of sixteen books, including the novels The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both short-listed for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385542074
ISBN-10: 0385542070
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English