From Our Editors
Ian McEwan, renowned Brit celebrity writer and winner
of the 1998 Booker Prize sketches worlds in this collection of short stories,
where the psychic weather is always chilling. Here, adolescent intrigue leads
to perversion and evil springs easily from boredom. Expressed through resonant
and graceful prose, the climate in Last Rites maintains his
reputation as a writer who always comm...
From the Publisher
The fortieth anniversary edition of McEwan's first published work, beautifully re-jacketed for a new generation of fans. Now with an Afterword from the author. Forty years on from when they were first published, these stories show McEwan's dazzling early talent. Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can ...