From the book jacket: Saturday
is a masterful novel set within a single day in
February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man a successful
neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good
relations with his children.
On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the
ordinary to the extraordinary....he makes his way to his regular squash game
with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers
filling the streets of London, protesting against the Iraq war. A minor
accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug.
To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with
this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him with
savage consequences that will...
Beyond the Book
Ian McEwan was born in 1948 in Aldershot, England, and now lives in London. His
works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim, including being shortlisted
for the Booker Prize for Fiction three times, and winning the award for Amsterdam
- First Love, Last Rites (stories)
- In Between the Sheets (stories)
The Cement Garden,
- The Comfort of Strangers,
The Imitation Game,
- Or Shall We Die?,
The Ploughman's Lunch,
- Rose Blanche (children)
- The Child in Time,...