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 30 years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-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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McEwan did it again!
McEwan is one of my favorite writers so every new book is a big event and he is rarely disappointing. The story is great with many mini-stories inside. The characters are life real. Dialogues are full of wit. Stylistically the book doesn't leave much to be desired. You feel it is almost too short but McEwan knows better and everything falls into the right place.
Special thanks to the reader. Lindsay Duncan does a perfect job. Worth a special mentioning are the dialogues . She excels in creating a special voice for each character making it all an even more pleasant experience.
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