The Children Act

McEwan, Ian

£12.00

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

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Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Publisher City
London
Year
2014
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
McEwan, Ian
SKU
IYC131887
Categories
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Condition
Very good, 1st edition, 1st printing, unclipped d/j (slightly scuffed); blue clothbound boards, silver spine titling bright; text block firm but spine slightly cocked; unmarked pages and crisp.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
216
ISBN
9.78022E+12