The Sense Of An Ending

Author: Julian Barnes
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General Fields

  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780099564973
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
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  • : February 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : February 2015
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 312
  • : 160
Barcode 9780099564973
9780099564973

Description

"Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. A Sense of an Endingis the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers."

Promotion info

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011 and a Sunday Times bestseller - this is a brilliant novel from a writer at the very height of his powers

Awards

Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011.

 

Shortlisted for

Galaxy National Book Awards: Waterstone's UK Author of the Year 2011 and

Costa Novel Award 2011.

Reviews

"A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read - The Sense of an Ending" * Daily Telegraph * "Mesmerising... the concluding scenes grip like a thriller - a whodunit of memory and morality" * Independent * "A very fine book, skilfully plotted, boldly conceived... Barnes has achieved...something of universal importance" -- Justin Cartwright * Observer * "A precise, poignant portrait of the costs and benefits of time passing, of friendship, of love. A small masterpiece" -- Erica Wagner * The Times * "A wonderful story that is all too human and all so real" * Irish Times *