About the Book

The Sense of an Ending

by Julian Barnes

A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre. 

This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.

The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes

  • Publication Date: May 29, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 0307947726
  • ISBN-13: 9780307947727