The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

This is a warm, conversational read, which feels like catching up with an old friend over a drink - a friend you maybe don't entirely agree with, who isn't afraid to show off his middle-class privilege, but whom you still enjoy seeing every few weeks, not least to find out the latest gossip he's heard since you last met.

Extract

There seemed nothing left to look forward to. I was alone with two voices speaking clearly in my head: Margaret's saying, 'Tony, you're on your own now,' and Veronica's saying, 'You just don't get it .... You never did, and you never will.'

Parallels
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