Saturday

McEwan, Ian

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‘Saturday’ is a novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man, but what troubles him is the state of the world. Following a minor car accident, Perowne is brought into contact with a small-time thug called Miller. This meeting has savage consequences.

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‘Dazzling… Profound and urgent’ Observer

‘A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence… Everyone should read Saturday’ Financial Times

Saturday, February 15, 2003.

Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane – ablaze with fire like a meteor – arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets.

A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne’s professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry’s earlier fears seem about to be realised…

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Weight 263 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 23 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

279

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K