My Purple Scented Novel: A Short Story A Vintage Short #ad - ”. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline. A jewel of a short story from the author of Atonement and Nutshell—“My Purple Scented Novel” follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed.
The CockroachAnchor #ad - Nothing must get in his way; not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. In this bitingly funny kafkaesque satire, Ian McEwan engages with scabrous humor a very recognizable political world and turns it on its head. An anchor Original. That morning, clever but by no means profound, Jim Sams, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a giant creature.
Jim sams has undergone a metamorphosis. A brilliant, of-the-moment political satire like no other: here is Ian McEwan's Brexit-era take on Kafka's Metamorphosis, centered on a cockroach transformed into the prime minister of England. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain--and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people.
Machines Like Me: A NovelNan A. Talese #ad - It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma. In his subversive new novel, ian McEwan asks whether a machine can understand the human heart—or whether we are the ones who lack understanding. When charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and—with Miranda's help—he designs Adam's personality.
New from ian mcewan, booker prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret.
Machines Like Me: A Novel #ad - . The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever.
First Love, Last RitesRosettaBooks #ad - These short fiction pieces from the early career of the new york times–bestselling and Man Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach are claustrophobic tales of childhood, twisted psychology, and disjointed family life as terrifying as anything by Stephen King—and finely crafted with a lyricism and an intensity that compels us to confront our secret kinship with what repels us.
Somerset maugham award winner: dark early fiction by the author of Nutshell—“A splendid magician of fear” The Village Voice Literary Supplement. Menace lies crouched between the lines of his neat, angular prose, and weird, grisly things occur in his books with nearly casual aplomb. The new york Times.
First Love, Last Rites #ad - Taut, brooding, the stories here show us how murder can arise out of boredom, and densely atmospheric, perversity from adolescent curiosity—and how sheer evil can become the solution to unbearable loneliness. A powerful talent that is both weird and wonderful. The boston sunday globe “ian mcewan’s fictional world combines the bleak, dreamlike quality of de Chirico’s city-scapes with the strange eroticism of canvases by Balthus.
Half-Truths and Semi-Miracles Kindle Single A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - She is wickedly good. John updikelook for clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available this July. I’m just like you. Not merely good. Susanna has an incredible gift: she can heal ailments with just the touch of her hand. People travel from far and wide based on their faith in her abilities.
Half-Truths and Semi-Miracles Kindle Single A Vintage Short #ad - The first thing i tell people is, I’m just an ordinary woman. But susanna’s power only works in certain cases—it’s a semi-miracle. Why is she able to take people’s pain away sometimes, not when she needs to most of all? With the balm of time, and not others, and the wisdom of experience, Susanna must learn to live with the mysterious nature of her miracle.
And as she grows into a woman, and tries to build a life of her own, her calling to fix and cure becomes more of a burden than she could ever have imagined. Available to readers for the first time since its initial publication, this is a wry and moving story by an American master.
The DaydreamerAnchor #ad - A delightful literary foray for adults and children alike, from the inexhaustible imagination of Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author Ian McEwan. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, metamorphoses, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, and adventures of his childhood.
Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamer marks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan. Living somewhere between dream and reality, peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish.
The Innocent: A NovelAnchor #ad - His relationship with maria Eckdorf, an enigmatic and beautiful West Berliner, likewise promises to loosen the bonds of his ordinary life. A member of a british-american surveillance team in Cold War Berlin finds himself in too deep in this masterful work from the author of Atonement. Twenty-five-year-old leonard marnham’s intelligence work—tunneling under a Russian communications center to tap the phone lines to Moscow—offers him a welcome opportunity to begin shedding his own unwanted innocence, even if he is only a bit player in a grim international comedy of errors.
But the promise turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening—a night when Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.
Rain Kindle Single A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - Davidson takes it upon himself to rescue the soul of their neighbor downstairs from second cabin—the insolent, carousing, and inimitable Miss Sadie Thompson. An ebook short. Macphail must share lodging with the insufferable Davidsons—self-righteous and over-zealous missionaries who also happen to be the only polite company on the god-forsaken island near Pago-Pago.
Somerset Maugham’s greatest tales. A vintage shorts “short story month” Selection While stranded waiting for their ship to be released from quarantine, Dr. But, things take a dreadful and unexpected turn when Mr. And Mrs. Harrowing and triumphant, “rain” is indispensable reading, a foundational work for the tradition of short story writing, and one of W.
Hell-Heaven A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - Hell-Heaven A Vintage Short #ad - Soon he was one of the family. A vintage shorts “short story month” selectionPranab Chakraborty was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the shores of Central Square. From the winner of the pulitzer prize and the frank o’connor International Short Story Award, Massachusetts, a staggeringly beautiful and precise story about a Bengali family in Cambridge, the impossibilities of love, and the unanticipated pleasures and complications of life in America.
Hell-heaven” is jhumpa lahiri’s ode to the intimate secrets of closest kin, from the acclaimed collection Unaccustomed Earth. An eBook short.
The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan Series Book 3RosettaBooks #ad - Colin and mary seem happy for the diversion--happy to meet another couple that takes the focus of off them off of each other for a while. The story revolves around the devastating effects of the loss of a child through child abduction. They move from place to place in this foreign land but seemingly without aim or purpose and more, seemingly bored and without attachment.
Then they meet a man named Robert and his wife, Caroline, who is crippled. The cement garden was followed by the Comfort of Strangers 1981, violence, set in Venice, a tale of fantasy, and obsession. Readers may know mcewan's work through these and other books, Atonement, or more recently through his novel, which was made into a major motion picture.
About the seriesrosetta presents modern classics from groundbreaking author Ian McEwan, Last Rites among others in a special collection that offers readers the full-range of McEwan's smart, author of Atonement and First Love, savvy, and engaging prose. To avoid being taken into custody, they bury their mother in the cement of the basement and attempt to carry on life as normally as possible.
The Comfort of Strangers Ian McEwan Series Book 3 #ad - These stories--claustrophobic tales of childhood, deviant sexuality and disjointed family life--were remarkable for their formal experimentation and controlled narrative voice. A pervasive dread runs through this novel, leading to the terrible climax that no reader could predict. Colin and mary are lovers on holiday in Italy, their relationship becoming increasingly problematic as they become increasingly alienated from one and other.
Mcewan's first novel, the cement Garden 1978, is the story of four orphaned children living alone after the death of both parents.