Black Dogs

Black Dogs

Book - 1992
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Set in late 1980s Europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Black Dogs is the intimate story of the crumbling of Bernard and June Tremaine's marriage, as witnessed by their son-in-law, Jeremy, who seeks to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences that seem irreconcilable. In writing June's memoirs, Jeremy is led back to a moment, that was, for June, as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time. Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civilization's darkest moods -- its black dogs -- with the tensions that both create love and destroy it.
Publisher: London : J. Cape, 1992
ISBN: 9780394280196
0394280199
9780224035729
022403572X
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 174 p. ; 22 cm

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beetlebaily
Mar 08, 2019

Excellent. A novel set as a memoir of a family during the period just after the II WW and early 1980s. Very thought provoking. About a couple who love each other but cannot live with each other, one an extremely rational being and the other is searching for more than rational ideologies.

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lukasevansherman
Nov 25, 2013

A short, political pre-Atonement novel from McEwan. So I think the black dogs are some kind of symbol, but there are real dogs too.

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beckylunatic
Oct 29, 2012

I hated the nonsense she filled her head with, but I loved her seriousness.

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