The Only Story

Julian Barnes

ISBN: 9781787330696


Signed First Edition hardback copy of The Only Story by Julian Barnes

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Described by some reviewers as a kind of companion piece to Julian Barnes’s Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of An Ending, The Only Story is a meditation on time, memory and consequence. It is also a book about emotional resonance and the possibility that love might echo throughout a lifetime.

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.

First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.

As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart.

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Format Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Published 01/02/2018
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