9780385494335

The Innocent

ISBN 10: 0385494335 / 0-385-49433-5
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Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present, comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life -- and to lose his unwanted innocence. The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening -- a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.

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"A crackerjack novel...Make sure the answering machine's up and running before starting this lulu...You're not likely to brook interruptions."

John Gregory Dunne

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"In his new novel, the British writer Ian McEwan proves himself to be an acute psychologist of the ordinary mind. He gets our mundane virtues and vices, our craziness and sanities, exactly right, without the distortions of cynicism or sentimentality, so that we see them afresh. Above all, though, Mr. McEwan demonstrates how violence and horror can erupt from what that mind does not know about itself....McEwan's method of working through minute particulars is especially effective in his accounts of the tunneling operation; the technical details are engrossing--and suggestive. The engineers, for example, have to dig through their own cesspit to avoid a graveyard, thus releasing a stench that seems like a metaphor for the whole enterprise....As is often the case in Mr. McEwan's fiction, the source of the horror is male sexuality. A truly scary fight breaks out; there is a ghastly murder, a gruesome aftermath, all laid out in Mr. McEwan's cool, meticulous prose."

George V. Higgins, Chicago Tribune

 

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