In between the Sheets

In between the Sheets

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by Ian McEwan
     
 

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The second collection of short stories.

Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the… See more details below

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The second collection of short stories.

Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair.

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Robert Powers
A writer in full control of his materials...in these short stories, the effect achieved by Mr. McEwan's quiet, precise, and sensual touch is that of magic realism -- a transfiguration of the ordinary that has a...strongish visceral impact. -- The New York Review of Books
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"McEwan proves himeslf to be an acute psychologist of the ordinary mind." —The New York Times Book Review

"A writer in full control of his materials... In [his] short stories, the effect acheived by McEwan's quiet, precise and sensual touch is that of magic realism—a transfiguration of the ordinary that has a ...strong visceral impact." —Robert Towers, The New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786259342
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.44(d)

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