The Sense of an Ending
‘A masterpiece… I would urge you to read – and re-read ‘ Daily Telegraph
**Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011**
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. 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 retired. 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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A wonderful story that is all too human and all so real * Irish Times * A precise, poignant portrait of the costs and benefits of time passing, of friendship, of love. A small masterpiece -- Erica Wagner * The Times * A very fine book, skilfully plotted, boldly conceived... Barnes has achieved...something of universal importance -- Justin Cartwright * Observer * Mesmerising... the concluding scenes grip like a thriller - a whodunit of memory and morality * Independent * A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read - The Sense of an Ending * Daily Telegraph *
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