Staring At The Sun

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Random House, Feb 23, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
26 Reviews

From the Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011

Staring at the Sun charts the life of Jean Serjeant, from her beginning 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 probing of male truths, her adventures in motherhood and in China and we cannot fail to be moved by the questions she asks of life and the often unsatisfactory answers it provides.

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User Review  - Julie Balazs - Goodreads

2.5 stars Either I'm not smart enough for this book or it's not as good as I hoped it would be. Or both. The good: 1. I love Jean. She's curious but naive and no one will tell her anything about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denise Kruse - Goodreads

Philosophical musings about life, God and death in the context of the ordinary, mostly solitary life and memories of Jean: It seemed to Jean that intelligence wasn't as pure and unalterable a ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester and moved to London in 1946. He is the author of twenty books, and in 2011 won the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending.

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