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Staring at the Sun By Julian Barnes

Staring at the Sun
by Julian Barnes

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Ambitious and speculative, this is a novel on the theme of courage, from the public heroisms of wartime to the private ones of ordinary life. Comic, tender and beautifully written.
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Staring at the Sun by Julian Barnes

A fighter pilot, high above the English Channel in 1941, watches the sun rise; he descends 10,000 feet and then, to his amazement, finds the sun beginning to rise again. With this haunting image Julian Barnes' novel begins. It charts the life of Jean Serjeant, from her beginnings 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 questioning of male truths, her adventures in motherhood and in China; we learnt the questions she asks of life and the often unsatisfactory answers it provides

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About Julian Barnes


Julian Barnes has published over a dozen books, amongst them the novels Metroland, Before She Met Me, Flaubert's Parrot, Staring at the Sun, A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters, Talking It Over, The Porcupine, England, England and Love, etc; short stories, including Cross Channel and The Lemon Table; and the collections of essays, Letters from London and Something to Declare. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In France he is the only writer to have won both the Prix Medicis (for Flaubert's Parrot) and the Prix Femina (for Talking It Over ). In 1993 he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the FVS Foundation of Hamburg. He lives in London.

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GOR000558763
Staring at the Sun by Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
1998-01-03
208
0330299301
9780330299305
N/A
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