A short novel of quite remarkable depth, power and poignancy by a writer at the height of his powers.
It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come.
ON CHESIL BEACH is another masterwork from Ian McEwan - a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
IAN MCEWAN is the author of two collections of stories and ten previous novels, including ENDURING LOVE, AMSTERDAM, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, ATONEMENT and SATURDAY.
Review: 'On Chesil Beach' captures the heart of true love, missed opportunities and moments that define your life.
On Chesil Beach
Random House Australia
Author: Ian McEwan
ISBN: 9780224081184 / 0224081187