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The Daydreamer

Authors: McEwan, Ian
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC041000, FIC043000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9780307805928, Related ISBNs: 0307805921, 0385498055, 0385661258, 0394281322, 9780307805928
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A delightful literary foray for adults and children alike, from the inexhaustible imagination of Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author Ian McEwan. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses, and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality, Peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish. Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamer marks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan.
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