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The Resource The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Label
The Sense of an Ending
Title
The Sense of an Ending
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2011 Man Booker PrizeBy 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
Summary
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. 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.
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
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DLC
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Barnes, Julian
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sense of an Ending
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307957337
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sense of an Ending
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307957337
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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