It is 1962
“Why were these lovers in a modern age so timid and innocent?” he asks. It is this question that is at the heart of this novella. “Social change never proceeds at an even pace”, he explains later. And so when the world was rapidly proceeding towards the pill, easy sex, dope and rock and roll, there is this corner in
It is a tragedy, because neither
The night is a disaster.
It is a short tale but quite an evocative one. McEwan tells it with razor sharp precision and unbelievable compassion.