Ian McEwan

The Child in Time

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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
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303 printed pages
Original publication
2011
Publication year
2011
Publisher
RosettaBooks
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Quotes

    Anastasia Platonovahas quoted4 years ago
    More than two years on and still stuck, still trapped in the dark, enfolded with his loss, shaped by it, lost to the ordinary currents of feeling that moved far above him and belonged exclusively to other people.
    Anastasia Platonovahas quoted4 years ago
    Or something could be risked, a different life unfolded in which his own unhappiness could be redoubled or eliminated.
    Anastasia Platonovahas quoted4 years ago
    He did not want to get left behind, he did not want to lose his place in her story.

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