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Sven Beckert
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Black Dogs

Black Dogs - Ian McEwan

A classic McEwan in that this novel is not so much a story as a study.

Jeremy, orphaned as a child and raised half-heartedly by his single mom sister, became very close to his inlaws. This novel is his trying to piece together and understand the reasons for their extended (decades long) separation. Basically it sounds like a bit of misunderstanding and a lot of stubbornness and unwillingness to understand the other.

Overall OK--the second half was more interesting. Not my favorite McEwan by a long stretch.