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The Resource Saturday, Ian McEwan

Saturday, Ian McEwan

Label
Saturday
Title
Saturday
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him-with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive
Summary
A successful, happily married neurosurgeon, Henry Perowne is drawn into a confrontation with Baxter, a small-time thug, following a minor motor vehicle accident on the way to his regular squash game, an encounter that has savage consequences when Baxter, believing that the doctor has humiliated him, visits the Perowne home that evening during a family reunion
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2005.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132457
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C4
LC item number
S27 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Saturday, Ian McEwan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7585032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780385511803
Lccn
04062127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Saturday, Ian McEwan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7585032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780385511803
Lccn
04062127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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