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Publisher Description

Set in late 1980s Europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Black Dogs is the intimate story of the crumbling of a marriage, as witnessed by an outsider.

Jeremy is the son-in-law of Bernard and June Tremaine, whose union and estrangement began almost simultaneously. Seeking to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences Bernard and June cannot reconcile, Jeremy undertakes writing June's memoirs, only to be led back again and again to one terrifying encouner forty years earlier—a moment that, for June, was as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time. In a finely crafted, compelling examination of evil and grace, Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civiliation's darkest moods—its black dogs—with the tensions that both create love and destroy it.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1992
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Emmet Aloysius ,

First Ian Book!

My first Ian M. book and enjoyed it so I have read many more. This is darker than the later ones but his good ones always involve a personal or moral dilemma which needs to be addressed. Ian can provide a great deal of story in 200-300 pages unlike other best selling authors...EAF

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