The Resource The children act, Ian McEwan

The children act, Ian McEwan

Label
The children act
Title
The children act
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"--
Summary
A highly respected London judge hides behind her professional accomplishments her decision to separate from a husband who wants an open marriage, a loss that challenges her beliefs throughout a case involving parents whose faith forbids a life-saving transfusion for their son
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358043
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and law
  • Women judges
  • Self-actualisation (Psychology) in women
Target audience
adult
Label
The children act, Ian McEwan
Link
9780385539708.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053338180
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780224101998
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
The children act, Ian McEwan
Link
9780385539708.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053338180
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780224101998
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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