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The Cement Garden by Ian Mc Ewan
Random House Group 1996

Jack, narrator of The Cement Garden, is one of four children being brought up amidst tower blocks and abandoned construction works in urban England. When they are suddenly orphaned, they retreat further into a shadowy world and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves. The siblings are locked into their own dramas and establish an uneasy and fragile harmony, broken only by Julie’s boyfriend Derek and the gradual rise of the smell from the cellar.
Ian Mc Ewan was born in Hampshire. He won the Booker Prize for Amsterdam in 1998

 
The Cement Garden by Ian Mc Ewan
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