Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Jesse Peretz's ten favorite books

Jesse Peretz is a director and producer, known for Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Château (2001), Girls (2012), and Juliet Naked (2018). One of his ten favorite books, as shared at
The Child in Time, by Ian McEwan

McEwan’s razor-sharp descriptions of human emotion always hit me hard, and I find this to be the most haunting and heartbreaking of his books. A father looks up in the grocery store and realizes his four-year-old missing; the search for her destroys his marriage and his life. I’m a huge fan of McEwan’s — my first feature was based on his short story “First Love, Last Rites” — but this is the one that stays with me.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue