Sheila Heti’s new novel tells us about the friendship of two Canadian women. Described as “A raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that’s like “spending a day with your new best friend” from the Bookforum.
Read The New Yorker review here.
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Question: The novel documents the friendship between two women, Sheila, the playwright and an artist. What is the name of Sheila’s friend?
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Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending is my first read this 2012.
This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.
A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre.
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