Fiction Book Club September 2020
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Atonement is considered McEwan’s finest and most complex novel, and was shortlisted for the Protected content Prize for fiction, the Protected content Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Protected content Novel Award.
It won the Protected content Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, the Protected content Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the Protected content Smith Literary Award, the Protected content Prize and the Protected content Prize for the European Novel.
The novel is set in the English countryside during the mid Protected content and we get a peek into the lives of Briony (an intelligent young girl with a tendency to judge before comprehending), Cecilia (Briony’s older sister, graduated from university and at loss for what to do next with her life) and Robbie (the maid’s son, Cecilia’s friend since childhood and graduate of the same university, but moving in different circles due to separation of social class).
Their lives will be dramatically changed after a cousin of the family is assaulted without seeing the attacker and Briony declares to the police that it was Robbie who committed the assault. The consequences of her false accusation will haunt Briony, eventually urging her to write the true story, as atonement for past mistakes.
The September Protected content Book Club will meet online and the meeting invite will be visible on the event detail page 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
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