Briony Tallis sees something happen between her sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner unexpectedly. Robbie and Cecilia have crossed a limit that will scar young Briony’s imagination, eventually leading her to commit a felony that she would regret later. What Briony witnesses and thinks of as a crime has dire impact on the lives of all the three during the time. As a consequence, she might have to spend the rest of her life trying to apologize. Atonement was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.
About Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan is an English novelist and screenwriter. The Times featured him on their list, “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. He began his writing career with Gothic stories. The Cement Garden and The Comfort of Strangers were his first two novels and they earned him the nickname Ian Macabre.