From one of the world’s master storytellers comes a classic tale of murder and deceit. Originally published in 2016, it retells William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet from the point of view of an unborn child.
Trudy lives in a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse not with his husband John but with his brother the profoundly banal Claude, as she betrayed John.
The story doesn’t end there two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb.
‘Nutshell’ is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers told from a very rare perspective.
Ian McEwan is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”, and also in 2008 The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in their list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture”. McEwan began his career writing sparse, Gothic short stories. The Cement Garden (1978) and The Comfort of Strangers (1981) were his first two novels, and earned him the nickname “Ian Macabre”.