First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan audiobook

First Love, Last Rites: Stories

By Ian McEwan
Read by Steven Crossley

Recorded Books, LLC 9780394494227
5.87 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Ian McEwan’s Somerset Maugham Award–winning collection First Love, Last Rites brought him instant recognition as one of the most influential voices writing in England today. Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness. These tales are as horrifying as anything written by Clive Barker or Stephen King, but they are crafted with a lyricism and intensity that compel us to confront our secret kinship with the horrifying.

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Ian McEwan’s Somerset Maugham Award–winning collection First Love, Last Rites brought him instant recognition as one of the most influential voices writing in England today. Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness. These tales are as horrifying as anything written by Clive Barker or Stephen King, but they are crafted with a lyricism and intensity that compel us to confront our secret kinship with the horrifying.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A talented and genuinely imaginative writer, McEwan’s details often grow into strange, powerful images…the ironies, throughout this impressive collection are tellingly weighted.” Julain Barnes, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sense of an Ending 
“A brilliant performance…There’s an assured and terribly macabre depravity about Ian McEwan’s short stories…as if some of the characters from early Angus Wilson had been painted by Francis Bacon.” Observer (London)
“His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing.” Times (London)

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Author Bio: Ian McEwan

Author Bio: Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the author of more than a dozen books, including either New York Times bestsellers. His novel Amsterdam won the 1998 Book Prize; Atonement, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; and The Child in Time won the Whitbread Award. His story collection, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English