THE CHILDREN ACT

À propos

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.



  • EAN

    9781846574191

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Longueur

    14.5 cm

  • Largeur

    14.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    175 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    CD Audio

Ian Mcewan

Né en 1948, Ian McEwan est considéré comme l'un des écrivains anglais les plus doués de sa génération. Outre Les chiens noirs et Délire d'amour, on lui doit, entre autres, Le jardin de ciment, Un bonheur de rencontre et L'innocent, tous accueillis par une presse enthousiaste et adaptés à l'écran. L'enfant volé a reçu le prestigieux Whitbread Novel of the Year Award et, en France, le prix Femina étranger (1993). Amsterdam a été couronné parle Booker Prize (1998) et Expiation parle WH Smith Literary Award (2001).

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