The Daydreamer (Paperback)
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A delightful literary foray for adults and children alike, from the inexhaustible imagination of Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author Ian McEwan. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses, and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality, Peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish. Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamermarks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan.
About the Author
Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including the novels" "The Comfort of Strangers" "and Black Dogs," "both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Amsterdam," "winner of the Booker Prize, " "and The Child in Time," "winner of the Whitbread Award, as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites," "winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets." "He has also written screenplays, plays, television scripts, a children s book, and the libretto for an oratorio. He lives in London."
"A shivery, prickly joy". --The Globe and Mail
"A classic." --The Financial Post
"Mr. McEwan at his best." --The New York Times Book Review