First UK edition, first print hardback of SATURDAY by Ian McEwan, published by Jonathan Cape, London, in 2005. Signed by McEwan on the title page. Full numberline 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. 'Signed Copy' sticker to front cover.
The book is in near fine condition (Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on the spine) with only minor shelf wear to the dust jacket which is not price clipped. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.
"Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, devoted husband of Rosalind, a newspaper lawyer, and proud father of two grown-up children, one a promising poet, the other a talented Blues musician. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat.
Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protesters. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive young man on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him.
Towards the end of a day rich in incident and filled with Perowne's celebrations of life's pleasures - music, food, love, the exhilarations of sport and the satisfactions of exacting work - his family gathers for a reunion. But with the sudden appearance of Baxter, Perowne's earlier fears seem about to be realised."
Ian McEwan's last novel, "Atonement", was hailed as a masterpiece all over the world. "Saturday" shares its confident, graceful prose and its remarkable perceptiveness, but is perhaps even more dramatically compelling, showing how life can change in an instant, for better or for worse. It is the work of a writer at the very height of his powers. This is the author's ninth novel.
Ian McEwan is winner of the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for "First Love, Last Rites". Winner of the Booker Prize in 1998 for "Amsterdam". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002 for "Atonement". One of the greatest living writers.
ISBN: 0 224 07299 4
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Ian McEwan SATURDAY Signed First Edition
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First UK edition, first print hardback published by Jonathan Cape in 2005. Signed by the author on the title page. Full numberline 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page