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  • Now 40 years since first publication, McEwan's first published work is still his most hauntingly dark and atmospheric.

  • Marks the debut of a talented and genuinely imaginative writer

    Julian Barnes, New Statesman
  • As promising a first collection of stories as I have ever come across

  • Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... It is a tour-de-force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner

    Gabriele Annan, Times Literary Supplement
  • A writer of uncanny power


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