"I cannot remember the last time I read a novel so beautifully written or utterly compelling from the very first page". (Bill Bryson, "Sunday Times"). One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting ...
"I cannot remember the last time I read a novel so beautifully written or utterly compelling from the very first page". (Bill Bryson, "Sunday Times"). One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness. "Hypnotically readable". ("Sunday Telegraph").
New. New: Still in Shrinkwrap. From Borders Book Store, has sat around never been opened. 100% guarantee. If ordered by 4pm ships same day. ----SYNOPSIS----Ian McEwan has earned international acclaim for his writing and is considered one of Englands best contemporary novelists. In Enduring Love, he sets a tale of obsession and desperation spinning amidst one mans comfortable British world. On a sunny afternoon, the middle-aged writer Joe Rose and his wife look up from their picnic in the countryside to see an elderly man desperately trying to anchor his giant helium balloon. Running to help, Joe is joined by other bystanders. But from that fateful day, one of them, Jed Parry, will begin to stalk Joe. Driven by religious zeal and misdirected love, the strange young man will slowly unravel each strand of Joes life. Perfectly capturing the moments when a familiar world begins to shift out of balance, this first-person narrative traces Joes growing unease and frustration. As Joe watches his marriage, his profession, and his character dissolve, Enduring Love fills with psychological tension and emotional suspense.
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