Sweet Tooth (Compact Disc)

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In 1972 Cambridge graduate Serena Frome is recruited by MI5, the British Secret Service. After boring months filing reports, she's sent to check out the politics of a young writer. A love affair begins, with dire results. McEwan creates the paranoid Cold War atmosphere and the duplicitous nature of espionage with his customary wit and elegance. — Louise Jones

A gripping novel that straddles the line between sophisticated love story and spy thriller. Serena Frome is a flawed but lovable heroine who keeps you on your toes. One of my favorite books this summer. — Cheryl Cornwell

November 2012 Indie Next List

“Cold War espionage, illicit love affairs, and a coming-of-age story all wrapped into one? Only McEwan could pull off this ambitious story. Meet Serena: just out of university, recruited for MI5, and chosen for a special project with the code name Sweet Tooth. Serena is beautiful, intelligent, and becoming sure of herself as she settles into her adult life. Her confidence is shaken, however, as Sweet Tooth gets underway and the truth about friends, lovers, and MI5 colleagues comes to the surface. Once again, McEwan presents a beautifully crafted novel, one that keeps you turning the pages while encouraging deeper thoughts about love and trust.”
— Kate Bonilla, Third Street Books, McMinnville, OR


Winner of such prestigious honors as the Booker Prize and Whitbread Award, Ian McEwan is justifiably regarded as a modern master. Set in 1972, Sweet Tooth follows Cambridge student Serena Frome, whose intelligence and beauty land her a job with England's intelligence agency, MI5. In an attempt to monitor writers' politics, MI5 tasks Serena with infiltrating the literary circle of author Tom Healy. But soon matters of trust and identity subvert the operation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781470335496
ISBN-10: 1470335492
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012
Language: English
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