Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Teaser Tuesday; The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

Now he was taking long strides, bawling her name as he pounded the length of an aisle and headed once more for the door. . . .  His fear was too evident, too forceful, it filled the impersonal, fluorescent space with an unignorable human warmth.

-- The Child in Time by Ian McEwan. This is the horrifying scene when the hero's three-year-old daughter is snatched from him in the grocery story.  That McEwan can get the reader through it without breaking down -- to get to the story of how the parents deal with their unimaginable grief -- proves what a marvelous writer he is.

The Child in Time won the 1987 Costa Book of the Year Award

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