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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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Críticas: 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 up-market 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 succumb to such an illness, the other will effect his death. From this point onwards we are in little doubt as to the novel'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 rumours circulate he teeters on the edge of disgrace. However, this is McEwan, so it is no surprise to find that the rather unsavoury Garmony comes out on top. 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
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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