‘Dazzling... Profound and urgent’ Observer
‘A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday’ Financial Times
Saturday, February 15, 2003.
Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane – ablaze with fire like a meteor – arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets.
A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne’s professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry’s earlier fears seem about to be realised...
Dazzling... Profound and urgent
The supreme novelist of his generation
He remains at the top of his game - assured, accomplished and ambitious
A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday
An exemplary novel... It is undoubtedly McEwan's best
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