In July GH Readers will be discussing “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan.
The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. MI5 England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for the operation code-named “Sweet Tooth.” A compulsive reader of novels,she is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one. McEwan is op top form as he relates this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.
The discussion will take place at 08:00 pm on Thursday 11th July in the Village Hall.