After being short-listed three previous times for the UK’s most coveted literary award, Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for his latest novel, THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, which has just been published in the US by Knopf.
THE SENSE OF AN ENDING follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he’d thought he understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.
JULIAN BARNES’s other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2004 he was named a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry
OF AN ENDING
by Julian Barnes
Published by Knopf October 11, 2011
176 pages. $23.95
Also by Julian Barnes and available in Vintage paperback:
Arthur & George; Before She Met Me; Cross Channel; England, England; Flaubert’s Parrot; A History of the World in 10½ Chapters; The Lemon Table; Letters from London; Love, Etc.; Metroland; Nothing to Be Frightened Of; The Porcupine; Pulse; Staring at the Sun; and Talking It Over.
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