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McEwan, Ian

Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, 'Solar' is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time. It is a story of one man's greed and self-deception

Paperback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Vintage, 2011
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Available at Droitwich and Woodrow.

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  • Bromsgrove – Earliest copy due back 13th May

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  • The Hive – Earliest copy due back 30th April

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Statement of responsibility: Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0099549026, 9780099549024
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2010.
Physical Description: 285 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Climatic changes Fiction.; Physicists Fiction.; Environmental protection Fiction.

Author note

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well asThe Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories,First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels includeThe Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award,The Cement Garden,Enduring Love,Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize,Atonement,Saturday,

On Chesil Beach, Solar, Sweet ToothandThe Children Act.


"Savagely funny

...Enormously entertaining...a stellar performance"
Sunday Times||"A stunningly accomplished work, possibly his best yet...both funny and serious, light and dark, morally engaged and ironically detached"
Financial Times||"A satirical will come to be regarded as a classic"
Daily Telegraph||"Wonderfully enjoyable... He shows a side to himself as a writer - a puckishness, a broadness of humour, an extravagance of style - that we haven't seen before"
Spectator||"McEwan has succeeded in producing a novel that is both profoundly serious and hilariously funny"
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