Order toll free 1-800-395-2665 Order Status
Order toll free 1-844-734-8475

Nutshell

Ian McEwan.
Item #: D10600
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 224 / 2017
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780525431947
Currently Unavailable

Trudy has been unfaithful to her husband, John, jilting him for his own brother, the profoundly banal Claude. As the illicit couple hatch a scheme to rid themselves of John, there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Brilliantly riffing on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ian McEwan filters his tale through Trudy's unborn son, who listens to his mother and his uncle's murderous plans, and offers an insider's perspective on our world.

"Gorgeous.... Rife with wordplay, social commentary, hilarity, and suspense." —Boston Globe

 

Visit our Sister Sites:
Acorn Acorn signals Support Plus What on Earth