From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending comes this novel about a young man becoming enmeshed in a May-December love affair. Paul is recalling how in the 1960s—as a 19-year-old looking to escape living with his parents—he fell for a married 48-year-old woman looking to escape her loveless and abusive marriage. Told in three parts covering a decade, Paul grows and evolves slowly while trying to maneuver the discovery and subsequent pain and anguish of loving someone with a severe addiction. An excellent book group choice for people who love Barnes. His prose is beautiful, as are his details in this character study. A sobering story with themes of love, loss, addiction, and self-preservation.
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 has long been there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth.
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