Ian McEwan

Amsterdam

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Published 1998 by Jonathan Cape
Black cloth, silver titles
Dust jacket priced at 14.99
Printer key 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1
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Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan - Amsterdam

 

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He left the piano and poured some coffee which he drank at his usual place by the window. Three thirty, and already dark enough to turn on lights. Molly was ashes. He would work through the night and sleep until lunch. There wasn't really much else to do. Make something, and die. After the coffee he recrossed the room and remained standing, stooped over the keyboard in his overcoat, while he played with both hands by the exhausted afternoon light the notes as he had written them. Almost right, almost the truth. They suggested a dry yearning for something out of reach. Someone.

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