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Enduring Love | [Ian McEwan]

Enduring Love

One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organized 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.
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Publisher's Summary

One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organized 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.

©1998 Ian McEwan (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

What the Critics Say

"In lesser hands, the story might be overwrought and unbelievable, but McEwan's terse, lucid prose and sure grasp of character give resonance to this superb anatomy of obsession and exploration of the mind under extreme circumstance. Painful and powerful work by one of England's best novelists." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    The suspense.


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    the artful blend of heart rending, heart pounding, and head scratching. Before you know it you're believing the extreme case of a familiar feeling, being in over your head with your emotions.


    What does David Threlfall bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    passion. suddenness. insanity.


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    it made me expell my breath in a whoosh and shake my head.


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