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Staring at the Sun
by Julian Barnes

RRP €12.80

Staring at the Sun
by Author Name Julian Barnes

Book details for title
List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 15mm, 208pp
Publication date: 05 Nov 2009
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099540090

Description

From the Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Staring at the Sun charts the life of Jean Serjeant, from her beginning as a naive, carefree country girl before the war through to her wry and trenchant old age in the year 2020. We follow her bruising experience in marriage, her probing of male truths, her adventures in motherhood and in China and we cannot fail to be moved by the questions she asks of life and the often unsatisfactory answers it provides.

Reviews

"None of Mr Barnes's previous work... has quite prepared us for the bewildering maturity of Staring at the Sun...it dazzles in depth" Harpers & Queen "Brilliant... Mr Barnes's work is at the forefront of a new internationalization of British fiction" New York Times "A remarkable and risk-taking book, breezily philosophical and light-fingered, funny and also genuinely affecting in that it touches both the heart and the head" Glasgow Herald