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Morality story. Two close friends meet at the funeral of a mutual old lover. Both make moral blunders with disastrous consequences. Their fates are intertwined. Winner of the Booker Prize....
A young girl witnesses her cousin's rape and identifies the wrong character, Robbie Turner, instead of her brother's weekend guest,Paul Marshall. Robbie, who just graduated from University and intended to go to medical school, is instead sentenced to jail. His term is commuted after three years by joining the British Army as a non-commissioned officer. He is caught in France in the march to Dunkirk to be evacuated. Only his love for Cecilia, the yo...
The main character is a girl of around 13 years of age, with the name of Briony. she is a writer with a creative imagination, which eventually gets her sisters lover locked in jail and he therefore has to become part of the infantry, and fight in World War II. Briony's statement - she believed Robbie was raping her sister, and therefore tries to protect her - is what put Robbie in jail, and contributed to his death at Dunkirk. Briony spends the rest of h...
Joe Rose and his longtime girlfriend Clarissa are embarking on a romantic reunion picnic when they witness/participate in a disaster. A hot-air balloon is out of control, the lives of an old man and young boy in it are in danger. Joe and several other strangers run to assist, but their efforts result in tragedy--one of the men who runs to help out falls and is killed. While assisting, Joe comes into contact with Jed Parry, a young man who is a religio...
The Cement Garden
When their father dies suddenly, Julie, Jack, Sue, and Tom, along with their mother cope with difficulty. The death is hardest on the mother who retreats to her bedroom. The four children essentially takes care of themselves, and their mother, the older ones, Julie and Jack, helping the younger children. When the mother dies after a long illness, Julie and Jack recognize that they will most likely be seperated and put into orphanages. In order to ensure ...
Leonard is a young British man who works for the British Post Office. He is sent to post World War II, pre-Wall Berlin to work on a top secret joint venture between the American and British military. They are digging a tunnel in order to enable them to tap into Russian phone lines for the purposes of spying. Leonard, who is a total innocent when he arrives in Berlin, is thrust into an unfamiliar world of secrecy and mistrust. Not only is he involved ...
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