the new novel from the author of Atonement
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ISBN: 978-1-78733-398-7
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The mesmerising new novel from Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement. The world is forever changing. But for so many of us, old wounds run deep. Lessons is an intimate yet universal story of love, regret and a restless search for answers.

'The supreme novelist of his generation' Sunday Times
'McEwan is one of the most accomplished craftsmen of plot and prose' New York Times
'A true master' Daily Telegraph

While the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has descended, young Roland Baines's life is turned upside down. Stranded at boarding school, his vulnerability attracts his piano teacher, Miriam Cornell, leaving scars as well as a memory of love that will never fade.

Twenty-five years later, as the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster spreads across Europe, Roland's wife mysteriously vanishes and he is forced to confront the reality of his rootless existence and look for answers in his family history.

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Covid pandemic and climate change, Roland sometimes rides with the tide of history but more often struggles against it. Haunted by lost opportunities, he seeks solace through every possible means ­- literature, travel, friendship, drugs, politics, sex and love.

His journey raises important questions. Can we take full charge of the course of our lives without damage to others? How do global events beyond our control shape us and our memories? What role do chance and contingency play in our existence? And what can we learn from the traumas of the past? contingency play in our existence? And what can we learn from the traumas of the past?

The mesmerising new novel from Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement. The world is forever changing. But for so many of us, old wounds run deep. Lessons is an intimate yet universal story of love, regret and a restless search for answers.

'The supreme novelist of his generation' Sunday Times
'McEwan is one of the most accomplished craftsmen of plot and prose' New York Times
'A true master' Daily Telegraph

While the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has descended, young Roland Baines's life is turned upside down. Stranded at boarding school, his vulnerability attracts his piano teacher, Miriam Cornell, leaving scars as well as a memory of love that will never fade.

Twenty-five years later, as the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster spreads across Europe, Roland's wife mysteriously vanishes and he is forced to confront the reality of his rootless existence and look for answers in his family history.

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Covid pandemic and climate change, Roland sometimes rides with the tide of history but more often struggles against it. Haunted by lost opportunities, he seeks solace through every possible means ­- literature, travel, friendship, drugs, politics, sex and love.

His journey raises important questions. Can we take full charge of the course of our lives without damage to others? How do global events beyond our control shape us and our memories? What role do chance and contingency play in our existence? And what can we learn from the traumas of the past? contingency play in our existence? And what can we learn from the traumas of the past?

Autor McEwan, Ian
Verlag Random House UK
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Seitenangabe 496 S.
Lieferstatus Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H23.4 cm x B15.3 cm x D3.5 cm 596 g
Coverlag Jonathan Cape (Imprint/Brand)

Über den Autor McEwan, Ian

Ian McEwan, geboren 1948 in Aldershot (Hampshire), lebt bei London. 1998 erhielt er den Booker-Preis und 1999 den Shakespeare-Preis der Alfred-Toepfer-Stiftung. Seit seinem Welterfolg 'Abbitte' ist jeder seiner Romane ein Bestseller, viele sind verfilmt, zuletzt kamen 'Am Strand' (mit Saoirse Ronan) und 'Kindeswohl' (mit Emma Thompson) in die Kinos. Ian McEwan ist Mitglied der Royal Society of Literature, der Royal Society of Arts, der American Academy of Arts and Sciences und Träger der Goethe-Medaille.

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