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Titel en schrijver
Saturday, Ian McEwan
ISBN nr.
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Vintage, 2006, eerste druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
279 pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, Roman
Korte samenvatting
Saturday follows the life of an ordinary man called Henry Perowne. Henry is a successful neurosurgeon, married to his wife Rosalind and father of two grown-up children.

It is Saturday, February 15, 2003. As Perowne walks through the streets of London among thousands of anti-war, post-9/11 protestors, a car accident confronts him with a young man called Baxter. This forces all of his normal day-to-day plans aside, and to Perowne  something appears to be wrong with him. As Baxter later makes an appearance at their family home, Perowne prepares for his fears to be realised…

Over de auteur
Ian McEwan is een Britse auteur. Hij specialiseert in het maken van extreme situaties waarin de hoofdpersonen van zijn boeken terechtkomen. Hierdoor zal hun leven nooit meer hetzelfde zijn. Dankzij het grote succes van zijn boeken, zoals Atonement, waarvan miljoenen zijn verkocht, wordt McEwan beschouwt als de belangrijkste levende Britse romancier.
Washington Post: ”Saturday is a tightly wound tour de force of several strands – a Hitchcockian thriller, an allorgy of the post-9/11 world, the portait of a very attractive family, and a meditation on the fragility of life and all that we most value”

Chicago Sun-Times: ”Ian McEwan has been on a roll… Saturday, a brilliant, understated coupling of style and substance is a stunning novel… a whole life compressed into the metaphor of a single day: birth at dawn, midlife at midday and death at night”

Observer: ”The author’s mature attention illuminates equally everything it falls on. In this regard, McEwan finds in Henry Perowne an ideal alter ego. Exact and erudite, he is a man who leaves nothing in his life unexamined. He palpates experience, looking for vital signs… A profound and urgent novel, never less than surprising”

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