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Machines Like Me

New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of ATONEMENT and THE CHILDREN ACT

MACHINES LIKE ME takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and --- with Miranda's help --- he designs Adam's personality. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong and clever. It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma.

In his subversive new novel, Ian McEwan asks whether a machine can understand the human heart --- or whether we are the ones who lack understanding.

Audiobook available, read by Steven Crossley

Machines Like Me
by Ian McEwan

  • Publication Date: April 23, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
  • ISBN-10: 0385545118
  • ISBN-13: 9780385545112