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Atonement

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Written by Ian McEwanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ian McEwan

  • Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
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  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • On Sale: March 12, 2002
  • Price: $30.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-50395-2 (0-385-50395-4)
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2003 LA Times Book Award for Fiction

2003 ALA Notable Book Award for Adults, Fiction

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

The People's Booker Prize 2001


In each of his novels Ian McEwan has brilliantly drawn his reader into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he worked with so large a canvas: In Atonement he takes the reader from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from the London’s World War II military hospitals to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999.

Atonement is Ian McEwan’s finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, England and class, the novel is at its center a profound–and profoundly moving–exploration of shame and forgiveness and the difficulty of absolution.