Winner of the Whitbread Award and the Booker Prize, Ian McEwan is one of the most highly regarded contemporary authors in the English language. A fictional memoir set in late 1980s Europe, Black Dogs contemplates individuals responding to vast impersonal forces. Orphaned at the age of eight, Jeremy finds the course of his life transient and groundless until he marries and begins writing a memoir of his wife's estranged parents.
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by Ian McEwan
by Douglas Reeman
"This fictional memoir scrutinizes the beliefs and personalities of Bernard and June Tremaine, the in-laws of the narrator. Their path toward greater meaning in life, whether through Bernard's political activism or June's spiritual reflections, is charted by their son-in-law, who responds to their oblique progress over the decades. The title refers to an incident when June is menaced by two dogs symbolizing modern evil. The novel is rich in thought, personality, and metaphor, which are nicely nuanced by Steven Crossley's understated reading. Crossley absorbs the listener by giving an appropriately casual and reflective reading. His half-amused tones reveal the narrator's affection for his in-laws and his inability to accept their shifting views. G.H. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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