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The Only Story

Julian Barnes


PUBLISHED: 5th February 2019
ISBN: 9781784708313
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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 Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.
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PUBLISHED: 5th February 2019
ISBN: 9781784708313
ANNOTATION:
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 Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.

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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 Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.

Publisher Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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 Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.

Author Biography

Julian Barnes is the author of twelve novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life. In 2017 he was awarded the Legion d'honneur.

Review

A vivid dramatization of the narcissism of obsessive love. Economist A sensitive look at what makes lovers tick. -- Robbie Millen The Times As quiet and aching and intimate as a James Blake ballad. -- Rupert Goold A tender and heartbreaking novel. -- Alex Preston Observer This intense, taut, sad and often beautiful tale may well be Barnes' best novel for years. -- Lara Feigel Spectator Immensely powerful. -- Alex Clark New Statesman A gentle, bleak, and brilliant novel. -- Jon Day Financial Times Emotionally acute, profoundly beautiful, as droll as it is deep... this has to be one of the smartest novels that 2018 has to offer. -- Hephzibah Anderson Mail on Sunday Exquisite. -- Kate Clanchy Guardian A novelist at the height of his powers ... Quietly devastating. -- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst The Times

Product Details

Author
Julian Barnes
Pages
224
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2019
ISBN-10
1784708313
ISBN-13
9781784708313
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2019-02-05
Country of Publication
United Kingdom