by Ian McEwan.
Quickie recap: Stephen loses his daughter in a supermarket. He and his wife separate in their grief. He is haunted by his missing child - looks for her in the faces of passing kids, is constantly surrounded by teases of other childhoods and can never really let go.
Quickie review: McEwan is the man. He wrote this one sentence about a dog taking a shit and I swear to god, you could fall in love with him just like that. He's so facile. He should write all the books!
Okay. Maybe not. Poor guy needs a break. And it's great to hear other voices. But he really is that good.
Quickie recommendation: Yes yes yes.