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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

  • Title: Sweet Tooth
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  • ISBN : 9780224097376
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction Cambridge student Serena Frome s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5 The year is 1972 The Cold War is far from over England s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversati In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction Cambridge student Serena Frome s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5 The year is 1972 The Cold War is far from over England s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government The operation is code named Sweet Tooth Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley At first, she loves his stories Then she begins to love the man How long can she conceal her undercover life To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage trust no one Once again, Ian McEwan s mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self


Author Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 and later received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories




Sweet Tooth Reviews (31)

  • My dearest Tom,Upon reading your letter, my first impulse was to burn the accompanying package, walk away, and be done with us forever But, as you seem to have uncannily predicted, I ve now spent a couple of days and nights in your flat, devouring your manuscript and sleeping in between the sheets, [..]

  • What a disappointment the vivid passions that animate Atonement even its trick , which in retrospect seems too similar have become cramped cleverness, just as, perhaps, the heroic World War II London of Atonement becomes the gray decline of the early 70s London of Sweet Tooth To sum it up, I was ver [..]

  • I ve read all of McEwan s short stories and novels, and it s only now that I can see why his endings bother some readers including readers like his main character, Serena And if you are a different, and certain, kind of reader one unlike Serena you will have criticisms of his narratorial voice, but [..]

  • The opening paragraph of Sweet Tooth reveals the story s end, which is a tidy way of compelling you, dear reader, to focus on the important parts the middle and such You know it ends badly, so you can t possibly be disappointed therefore, don t worry about it.But then you remember that you ar [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My introduction to the fiction of Ian McEwan is Sweet Tooth, the author s 2012 literary thriller that aroused my senses like spying on an attractive woman in a London used bookstore might while on a diplomatic mis [..]

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