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Solar

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel
The literary event of the summer: a new novel from Ian McEwan, as surprising as it is masterful.

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. While he coasts along in his professional life, Michael's personal life is another matter entirely. His fifth marriage is crumbling under the weight of his infidelities. But this time the tables are turned: His wife is having an affair, and Michael realizes he is still in love with her.

When Michael's personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster. Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity?

A complex novel that brilliantly traces the arc of one man's ambitions and self-deceptions, Solar is a startling, witty, and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-4084-8665-2 / 978-1-4084-8665-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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March 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-224-09049-6 / 978-0-224-09049-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-385-53341-1 / 978-0-385-53341-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-307-39924-9 / 978-0-307-39924-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-224-09087-9 / 978-0-224-09087-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   

2010 : UK Leather Bound
thumbTitle: Solar *SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOUND IN FULL LEATHER*
Author(s): McEWAN
ISBN: 0-224-09107-7 / 978-0-224-09107-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-307-39925-7 / 978-0-307-39925-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-307-73953-8 / 978-0-307-73953-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-09-954902-6 / 978-0-09-954902-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-09-955534-4 / 978-0-09-955534-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-4084-8666-0 / 978-1-4084-8666-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-224-09356-8 / 978-0-224-09356-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-7393-7778-7 / 978-0-7393-7778-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0-224-09050-X / 978-0-224-09050-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-61129-065-1 / 978-1-61129-065-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-4498-1951-6 / 978-1-4498-1951-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2010 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-84657-280-0 / 978-1-84657-280-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   

March 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-4498-0677-5 / 978-1-4498-0677-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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2010 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Solar (MP3 CD)
Author(s): Ian McEwan
ISBN: 1-4498-1146-9 / 978-1-4498-1146-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
Publisher: Anchor
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March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Solar
Author(s): Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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