When a buttoned-up British couple take a vacation, they meet a mysterious man and his wife that set them hurtling down a path from an unsettling obsession toward a violent conclusion. Dealing with themes of love, power and control, The Comfort of Strangers will leave readers utterly enthralled and unable to look away, even when it’s too late.
Visiting an unnamed city, Mary and Colin attract the interest of Robert, a charismatic older man with a story to tell. But the more they get to know Robert—and his disabled wife, Caroline—the more apparent it becomes that there’s something not quite right about their new friends. A shocking work of violence and obsession, The Comfort of Strangers is Ian McEwan at his very best.
Don’t miss Ian McEwan’s new novel, Lessons, coming in September!
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|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.35(d)|
About the Author
Date of Birth:June 21, 1948
Place of Birth:Aldershot, England
Education:B.A., University of Sussex, 1970; M.A., University of East Anglia, 1971