The Innocent Author:Ian McEwan The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between east and west, between past and present, comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assignedto a British American surveillance team. — Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never truly revealed to him,l Leonard uses his secret work to escape teh bonds of his ordinary l... more »ife- and to lose his unwanted innocence.
The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneoudly being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns into horror in the course of one terrible evening- a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he is willing to shed.« less