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 a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony s incomplete grasp of adult motives together with her precocious literary gifts brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows
that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.
As my first giveaway of the year, I’m giving away a gently used copy of Atonement, one of the first books I reviewed for the blog and one of the best.
Here are the rules:
- Comment to enter–don’t forget to include an e-mail address I can reach you at!
- US residents only, sorry!
- Winners will need to respond within two days or another winner will be chosen.
This giveaway will end on February 24.