Rediscover the classic novel of love, violence and obsessions from Booker prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan.
Colin and Mary are a couple whose intimacy knows no bounds. Away on a holiday together in a nameless city, they get lost one evening in a labyrinth of streets and canals. They happen upon Robert, a stranger with a dark history, who takes them to a bar and ushers them down into a subterranean land of violence and obsession.
‘Haunting and compelling’ The Times
‘No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work’ New York Times
Haunting and compelling
No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work
This compelling, driven novel explores what it might be like to lose yourself forever
His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing
McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organises his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose
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