Comfort of Strangers


As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked tightly in their own intimacy. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell, and, almost against their will, Colin and Maria are drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

ISBN: 9780099754916 Author: McEwan, Ian Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th December 2006 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 134 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Rediscover the classic novel of love, violence and obsessions from Booker prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan.

Colin and Mary are a couple whose intimacy knows no bounds. Away on a holiday together in a nameless city, they get lost one evening in a labyrinth of streets and canals. They happen upon Robert, a stranger with a dark history, who takes them to a bar and ushers them down into a subterranean land of violence and obsession.

‘Haunting and compelling’ The Times

‘No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work’ New York Times

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