The Sense of an Ending
By Julian Barnes
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The powerful, unsettling and beautifully-crafted Man Booker Prize-winning novel from one of England's greatest contemporary writers.
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.
'The Sense of an Ending' is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers.
'Barnes seems equipped to write with humour and elegance about anything he turns his attention to' - Financial Times
A complete and unabridged reading by Richard Morant.