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Ian McEwan

“And she did not miss his presence so much as his voice on the phone. Even being lied to constantly, though hardly like love, was sustained attention; he must care about her to fabricate so elaborately and over such a long stretch of time. His deceit was a form of tribute to the importance of their marriage.”


Ian McEwan, Atonement
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Atonement Atonement by Ian McEwan
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