Staring At The Sun
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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Review: Staring At The SunUser 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
Review: Staring At The SunUser 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