TITLE: The Sense of an Ending
AUTHOR: Julian Barnes
BINDING: Hardcover, with Dust Jacket
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (New York 2012)
Copyright 2011 by Julian Barnes
First American Edition, First Printing
Collectible First American Edition, First Printing of this Booker Prize Winner
Man Booker Prize Winner 2011
New & Crisp; in very fine unread condition, in very fine unclipped pictorial
dust jacket; with very light rub to top flap-fold corners; no noticeable fault
to book cover; very light dust to text block edges, 2 small light rounded damp marks bottom of page 5, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked; spine is solid, binding tight. 5 ½” x 7 ¾” – 163 pages.
[The Sense of an Ending is] the story of a man coming to terms with the
mutable past … Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they navigated the girl drought of gawky adolescence together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumor and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they swore to stay friends forever. Until Adrian's life took a turn into tragedy, and all of them, especially Tony, moved on and did their best to forget ...
Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a 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 unexpected bequest conveyed by that letter leads Tony on a dogged search through a past suddenly turned murky. And how do you carry on, contentedly, when events conspire to upset all your vaunted truths?
“Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending has the markings of a classic of English literature. It is exquisitely written, subtly plotted, and reveals new depths with each reading.” – Stella Rimington, Chair of the 2011 Man Booker Prize