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In Ian McEwan's new novel, Charlie takes Adam into his home to live and introduces him to his friend Miranda. Adam, we find out, is a synthetic human. Read by Anton Lesser.

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

Against a backdrop of Britain's loss of the Falkland Islands and mounting social unrest, Charlie invites Adam into his modest London home and introduces him to Miranda, a resident upstairs. Adam is a synthetic human and both neighbours decide to 'shape' his personality for everyday use. Others are doing it too, with an Adam or with an Eve.

Omnibus read by Anton Lesser

The first five of ten parts abridged by Penny Leicester.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Mon 6 May 2019 02:30

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