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The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes

Label
The sense of an ending
Title
The sense of an ending
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tony Webster has always made the very reasonable assumption that he could trust his memories, but when he's forced to revisit his past, everything he believes about himself and his life is challenged. The fact is that Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, never gave much thought to his past at all until his closest childhood friends' return with a vengeance -- one of them from the grave and another maddeningly present. Tony thought he'd left all this uncertainly behind as he built a life for himself. Tony has created a very ordinary life for himself that includes the usual trappings of marriage, family, and career. But his marriage has become an amicable divorce, and his career has turned into a comfortable retirement. Presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he'd understood all along, Tony may have to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world. The Sense of an Ending is so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting. With stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, it is a brilliant work and winner of the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary honors. BESTSELLER
Member of
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.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016403
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A6657
LC item number
S46 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Center Point large print edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Life change events
  • Male friendship
  • Large type books
  • Friendship
  • Large type books
  • Life change events
  • Male friendship
  • Middle-aged men
Target audience
adult
Label
The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn756045738
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
191 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611733259
Lccn
2011041799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)756045738
Label
The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn756045738
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
191 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611733259
Lccn
2011041799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)756045738

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