Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Staring at the Sun - Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes | Vintage | 1993 | 208 pages | English | N/A

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 learn cannot fail to be moved by the questions she asks of life and the often unsatisfactory answers it provides.


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