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Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

by McEWAN, Ian

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ISBN 10
0385494246
ISBN 13
9780385494243
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New York: Anchor Books / Random House. Very Good+. 1999. Softcover. 0385494246 . A softcover copy of Ian McEwan's novel, which is centered around two successful British men who enter into a pact following a funeral for a woman who had been a former lover of each. Mr. McEwan was awarded the 1998 Booker Prize for this work. --- In wraps with illustration of a rolled up newspaper and steps to cover. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy but with retailer's back cover sticker.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (12), 193 pages .

Synopsis

Ian McEwan is an English novelist and screenwriter. His novel, Amsterdan won the Man Booker prize in 1998. Amsterdam is a contemporary morality tale that is as profound as it is witty. The novel begins at the funeral of Molly, who has died of a debilitating, progressive neurological disease. She is survived by George, her husband, as well as by several past lovers, who have all have assembled at her funeral to pay their last respects. Clive and Vernon are very old friends and share a common dislike for Garmony and George. George on the other hand is a shrewd businessman who does not care for any of the other three and maintains only the most superficial acquaintance with them. After Molly's funeral, both Vernon and Clive begin to experience odd neurological symptoms and make a mutual pact to help each other commit suicide in order to prevent suffering. George discovers some very personal photographs of Garmony in drag and wants to publish these photographs for personal gain. The story goes on to see justice done and is extremely funny in a dark sort of way. Politics, vengeance and power play are the predominant themes of this compelling novel.  

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bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
84694
Title
Amsterdam
Author
McEWAN, Ian
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0385494246
ISBN 13
9780385494243
Publisher
Anchor Books / Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1999
Keywords
0385494246
Bookseller catalogs
>>Pulitzer, Nobel, Booker, Nat Book Award Prize;

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