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The beginning is simple to mark. We were in sunlight under a turkey oak, partly protected from a strong, gusty wind. I was kneeling on the grass with a corkscrew in my hand, and Clarissa was passing me the bottle-a 1987 Daumas Gassac. This was the moment, this was the pinprick on the time map: I was stretching...
1. Joe Rose is the narrator throughout Enduring Love; what kind of narrator is he? Near the beginning of the novel he describes himself as "in a dream ... both first and third persons." (19) He does seem to have an interesting omniscient quality; what accounts for this? Is it a result of his penchant...
"Utterly thrilling.... All I can do is praise the clarity and intelligence of the writing and say that Enduring Love is as riveting at the finish as it is at the start." —The Globe and Mail
"A drastic demonstration of human damageability.... Alive with tension and flickering with sardonic wit ... Enduring Love is taut with narrative excitements and suspense." —The Sunday Times
"A riveting showdown between faith and logic.... One of the most original, compelling works of McEwan's career." —Maclean's