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The Daydreamer

by Ian McEwan

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PUBLISHED: 7th September 1995
ISBN: 9780099590613
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Peter Fortune is a boy who likes to daydream. He dreams about swapping bodies with his cat and with his baby cousin, but he gets so lost he's unsure where one fantasy finishes and the next begins. Cartwheeling through these transformations, Peter eventually finds himself in an adult body experiencing the adventure of falling in love.
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  • Paperback
    $21.99
PUBLISHED: 7th September 1995
ISBN: 9780099590613
ANNOTATION:
Peter Fortune is a boy who likes to daydream. He dreams about swapping bodies with his cat and with his baby cousin, but he gets so lost he's unsure where one fantasy finishes and the next begins. Cartwheeling through these transformations, Peter eventually finds himself in an adult body experiencing the adventure of falling in love.

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Peter Fortune is a boy who likes to daydream. He dreams about swapping bodies with his cat and with his baby cousin, but he gets so lost he's unsure where one fantasy finishes and the next begins. Cartwheeling through these transformations, Peter eventually finds himself in an adult body experiencing the adventure of falling in love.

Publisher Description

In these seven interlinked stories the grown-up Peter reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality Peter experiences magical transformations when he swaps bodies with William, the family cat, the baby Kenneth and, in the final story, wakes up as a twelve-year-old inside a grown-up body and experiences the adventure of falling in love.

Author Biography

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time.

Review

"Exhilarating - brilliant" Independent "A classic" Financial Times "Clear and vivid prose...read these aloud to your children and be unsettled by them" Evening Standard

Product Details

Author
Ian McEwan
Pages
144
ISBN-10
0099590611
ISBN-13
9780099590613
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 illustrations
Media
Book
Short Title
DAYDREAMER
Residence
Oxford, ENK
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
1995
Publication Date
1995-09-07
Audience
General/Trade