The child in time
Soon to be on public television starring Benedict Cumberbatch.Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone.With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope that gives full rein to the author's remarkable gifts. The winner of the Whitbread Prize, The Child in Time is an astonishing novel by one of the finest writers of his generation.
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|Grouping Title||child in time|
|Grouping Author||mcewan ian|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-18 04:44:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-18 04:47:23AM|
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|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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|display_description||A child's abduction sends a father reeling in this Whitbread Award-winning novel that explores time and loss with "narrative daring and imaginative genius" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). |
Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, is on a routine trip to the supermarket with his three-year-old daughter. In a brief moment of distraction, she suddenly vanishes—and is irretrievably lost. From that moment, Lewis spirals into bereavement that effects his marriage, his psyche, and his relationship with time itself: "It was a wonder that there could be so much movement, so much purpose, all the time. He himself had none at all."
In The Child in Time, acclaimed author Ian McEwan "sets a story of domestic horror against a disorienting exploration in time" producing "a work of remarkable intellectual and political sophistication" that has been adapted into a PBS Masterpiece movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
"A beautifully rendered, very disturbing novel." —Publishers Weekly
|local_callnumber_addison||FIC MCEWAN I.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||Missing children -- Fiction|
|title_display||The child in time|
|title_full||The Child in Time|
The child in time / Ian McEwan
|title_short||The child in time|