The Atlantic Ocean: Reports from Britain and America (Paperback)

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"A brilliant essayist, [O'Hagan] constructs sentences that pierce like pinpricks.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

For more than two decades, Andrew O’Hagan has been publishing celebrated essays on both sides of the Atlantic. The Atlantic Ocean highlights the best of his clear-eyed, brilliant work, including his first published essay, a reminiscence of his working-class Scottish upbringing; an extraordinary piece about the lives of two soldiers, one English, one American, both of whom died in Iraq on May 2, 2005; and a piercing examination of the life of William Styron. O’Hagan’s subjects range from the rise of the tabloids to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, from the trajectory of the Beatles to the impossibility of not fancying Marilyn Monroe.

The Atlantic Ocean — an engrossing and important collection.

About the Author


ANDREW O'HAGAN was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His previous novels have been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award.

Praise For…


"A brilliant essayist, [O'Hagan] constructs sentences that pierce like pinpricks."
--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Stupendously unflinching, bursting with possibility"---Booklist (starred)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780151013784
ISBN-10: 0151013780
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2013
Pages: 368
Language: English