The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse. This intense new novel 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 thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre.

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The 263rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - 39th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  4. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  5. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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