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The Innocent

IAN MCEWAN

Published by Doubleday May 1990, 1990
ISBN 10: 038541370X / ISBN 13: 9780385413701
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Title: The Innocent

Publisher: Doubleday May 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Near Fine with near fine dust Jacket. .'The Innocent' is a startling departure for Ian McEwan - a journey into espionage and the secrets of the heart that will dazzle and disarm his many readers. For anyone. Bookseller Inventory # 20080624101457

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Synopsis: It was 1955 and the corpse of post-war Berlin was crawling with spies. A British Post Office technician began his descent into ever deeper echelons of electronic surveillance beneath the surface of Berlin. The author also wrote "The Child in Time".

From the Inside Flap: 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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