The Resource The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes

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
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. -- Book cover
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.
Awards note
Winner, Man Booker Prize, 2011
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10016403
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A6657
LC item number
S46 2011
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged men
  • Life change events
  • Male friendship
  • Coming of age
  • Letters
  • Life change events
  • Male friendship
  • Middle-aged men
Target audience
adult
Label
The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
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
ocn775824378
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780224094153
Lccn
2011025433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019817647
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)775824378
Label
The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
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
ocn775824378
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780224094153
Lccn
2011025433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019817647
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)775824378

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