About this book
Vintage paperback edition of McEwan's finely crafted Booker-winner; a witty and profound morality tale, full of surprises. " a well plotted story of plots which displays its own elegant structure as one of the pleasures offered to the reader... It is full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut... shocking" A.S. Byatt. Despite this title's already high profile, Random House will be mounting a major publicity campaign.
On a chilly February day two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their eminence, Clive as Britain's composer, and Vernon as editor of the quality broadsheet, The Judge.