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By McEwan, Ian

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Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwanThat morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature.

ISBN 9781529112924
Barcode 9781529112924
Published 2 October 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529112924
ISBN-10 1529112923
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 2 October 2019
International Publication Date 27 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McEwan, Ian
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 103g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Political, FICTION / Satire, FICTION / Adaptations & Pastiche, FICTION / Humorous / General
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 1011337

Description of this Book

Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain - and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way- not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka's most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Playful, inventive and clever. * Financial Times * A short, sharp satire designed to be swallowed in one gulp... A new McEwan book is an event, especially one which tackles the elephant in the room. * i *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The 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 Tooth; The Children Act; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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