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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: F
Author: Barnes, Julian
Title: The only story
Summary, etc. note: "From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who is already there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Mcleod. Decades later, with Susan now dead, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage, and how -- gradually, relentlessly -- everything falling apart, as she succumbed to depression and worse while he struggled to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us (sometimes all at once), of how, as Paul puts it, "first love fixes a life forever"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780525521211 (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525521297 (ebook)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PR6052.A6657
Item number: O55 2018
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 823/.914
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: FIC025000
Classification number: FIC043000
Classification number: FIC019000
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: by Julian Barnes.
Edition statement: First American edition.
Place of publication: New York
Name of publisher: Alfred Knopf
Date of publication: 2018
Projected publication date: 1804
: New York :
: Knopf,
: 2018.
Extent: 254 pages cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
General note: "This is Borzoi book."
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 04/15/2018
Purchase price: 25.95
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: Man-woman relationships
Subject: FICTION / Literary.
Subject: FICTION / Coming of Age.
Subject: FICTION / Psychological.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Psychological fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: Bildungsromans.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xk18 2017-10-17 to CIP
: xk18 2017-10-17
: xk18 2017-10-17 ONIX
: Anne Achenbaum; phone: 212-572-4979; email:; bc:

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