Life has been good to Tony Webster, who's both contentedly retired and contentedly divorced. Then friends re-appear from a childhood long left behind and presumably shelved, and as the past suddenly looms large, Tony must rethink everything that has been his life. In the hands of multi-award winner Barnes, this should be masterly-and, with the book under 200 pages, there's a gorgeous simplicity at work. Essential; with a reading group guide.
By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, "The Sense of an Ending" extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with "Arthur & George" and continued with "Nothing to Be Frightened Of" and, most recently, "Pulse."