Ian McEwan is a literary superstar, and this is McEwan at his very best. Nutshell is the most amazing novel from the greatest of writers–gloriously entertaining, wonderfully imagined–a mesmerizing thriller to delight all readers. “Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself king of infinite space–were it not that I have bad dreams.” Shakespeare: Hamlet Nutshell is an altogether original story of deceit and murder, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. Love and betrayal, life and death come together in the most unexpected, moving ways in this sensational new novel from Ian McEwan, which will make readers first gasp with astonishment then laugh with delight. Dazzling, funny and audacious, it is the finest recent work from a true master, beautifully told, brilliantly executed.