Everything is falling apart. The atmosphere is heavy with the threat of war; the sexual freedoms promised by a new generation are fraught with emotional traps; the proud belief in a changed world order is being shattered. In London, in the late 1950s, Anna is a novelist and a single mother. Liberated from the stereotypes of her time, she is struggling to cope as her personal life, her political certainties and her own sanity collapse around her. The Golden Notebook weaves together Anna's story and her notebooks, exploring the lives and loves of a generation formed by the aftermath of war. The breakthrough novel of the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Literature, The Golden Notebook is a brilliantly realised narrative of fragmentation-social, political, personal and sexual.