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Publisher Description

The calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he sees a man die in a freak hot-air balloon accident. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety, but unknown to Rose, something passes between Parry and himself on that day—something that gives birth to an obsession in Parry so powerful that it will test the limits of Rose's beloved rationalism, threaten the love of his wife, Clarissa, and drive him to the brink of murder and madness. From the Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement, here is a brilliant and compassionate novel of love, faith, and suspense, and of how life can change in an instant.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
1998
January 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.9
MB

Customer Reviews

SaltWaterSting ,

Fantastic

One of the best books I’ve read. Years later, I still recommend this ingenious page turner. This was a hard book to write well, but it was written by a master.

fequent diner nola ,

Very clever. This is reality?

Another taut psychological thriller from McEwan. I almost gave up a times, but I stuck with it, based on having thought well of many if his previous books. Though I cannot say the ending was satisfying in any sense, it was well worth the effort, and I'm glad I trusted the author and stuck with it.

letopcat ,

Astonishing

One of the finest opening chapters in 20th century literature. And it's a brilliant novel all the way through.

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