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The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers

Author(s): Ian McEwan

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 20th Century



A dark novella from the master storyteller. Mary and colin are in Venice, struggling with their relationship, and they chance upon Robert. Introducing them to his wife Caroline, it becomes clear that something more sinister is at play.

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Fans of Ian McEwan will not be disappointed. The “chance” encounter of a stranger, it is pretty Gothic in many ways, readable in a single session as it is quite a slim tome. Somehow...

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