The boy, Adam, is engaging, full of life yet days away from an ugly, painful - needless - death. Even before her decision is rendered, her life is not as she expected: her husband wants permission to have an affair. She shuts down. After the decision, life spirals away from her. A heart-wrenching read with a not-too-likeable protagonist. As always, with McEwan's work, expect to be challenged on many levels. It's a 4, with a completely engaging young hero. The writing is, as always, dazzling.
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