The Child in Time by Ian McEwan [U.K. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
U.K. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  JONATHAN CAPE
Hardcover with dust jacket; both in excellent condition. Trace shelf wear to dj. Book reads beautifully with just a subtle hint of tanning.
Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone. With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time.