About this book
A powerful novel that follows Joe Rose as he changes from a rational and organised human being to a desperate man driven to think of murder because of another's obsession. The hardback of "Enduring Love" did extremely well, and was yet another surprise omission from the 1997 Booker short-list. McEwan's previous titles include "The Cement Garden, Black Dogs" and "The Comfort Of Strangers".
Begins on a windy summer's day in the Chilterns when the calm, organised life of Joe Rose is shattered by a ballooning accident. What happens is shocking and tragic, but strangely inco-sequential. The consequences come after, for that fatal accident brings Joe together briefly, with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them.