The Children Act McEwan, Ian

The Children Act

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Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis.

At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099599647
BY (AUTHOR) McEwan, Ian
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : April 09, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 110 mm
WEIGHT : 122 g

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DESCRIPTION : Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis.At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780099599647 BY (AUTHOR) McEwan, Ian PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : April 09, 2015 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 178 mm x 110 mm WEIGHT : 122 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items