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Publisher Description

‘Dazzling... Profound and urgent’ Observer

‘A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday’ Financial Times

Saturday, February 15, 2003.

Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane – ablaze with fire like a meteor – arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets.

A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne’s professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry’s earlier fears seem about to be realised...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
11 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Cottonseedling ,

Excellent

A thoughtful, gripping and sensitive novel which explores what it is to be successful, happy and humane, as well as how fragile these attributes are. It's beautifully written, engrossing, insightful and thought provoking.

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