"IT IS, IN SHORT, A TOUR DE FORCE"
MCEWAN, Ian. Atonement. London: Jonathan Cape, (2001). Original black paper boards original dust jacket. $700.
First edition of McEwan's "beautiful and majestic fictional panorama" (John Updike), signed on the title page by McEwan, a splendid copy in fine condition.
In this powerful story of childhood, love and war, McEwan is clearly "at the height of his powers" (New York Review of Books). "Atonement is a love story, a war story and a story about the destructive powers of the imagination. It is also a novel that takes all of the author's perennial themes—dealing with the hazards of innocence, the hold of time past over time present and the intrusion of evil into ordinary lives—and orchestrates them into a symphonic work that is every bit as affecting as it is gripping. It is, in short, a tour de force" (New York Times).
A fine signed copy.