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Amsterdam

Mc Ewan, Ian

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ISBN 10: 0224051709 / ISBN 13: 9780224051705
Editorial: Jonathan Cape, Great Britain, 1998
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A true UK first edition/ first printing, numbered 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. A great copy of this Booker Prize-winning novel, a black comedy in which three old (male) friends gather at the funeral of the charismatic Molly Lane. Jealousies and ancient rivalries unexpectedly resurface. And there is a new and irresistible desire for revenge. Not price-clipped. No Booker Prize blurb on the front of the jacket. A really nice copy. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001018

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Título: Amsterdam

Editorial: Jonathan Cape, Great Britain

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition

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A contemporary morality tale that is as profound as it is witty. Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday are former lovers of the recently-deceased Molly Lane. They make a pact following her funeral, which both tests their friendship to the limits and has consequences neither has foreseen.

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When good-time, fortysomething Molly Lane dies of an unspecified degenerative illness, her many friends and numerous lovers are led to think about their own mortality. Vernon Halliday, editor of the upmarket newspaper the Judge, persuades his old friend Clive Linley, a self-indulgent composer of some reputation, to enter into a euthanasia pact with him. Should either of them be stricken with such an illness, the other will bring about his death. From this point onward we are in little doubt as to Amsterdam's outcome--it's only a matter of who will kill whom. In the meantime, compromising photographs of Molly's most distinguished lover, foreign secretary Julian Garmony, have found their way into the hands of the press, and as rumors circulate he teeters on the edge of disgrace. However, this is McEwan, so it is no surprise to find that the rather unsavory Garmony comes out on top. Ian McEwan is master of the writer's craft, and while this is the sort of novel that wins prizes, his characters remain curiously soulless amidst the twists and turns of plot. --Lisa Jardine

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