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Summary: Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize One of The Atlantic 's Best Books I Read This Year A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre. This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.
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Thought he had put his past behind him; starts to reflect on his first love and memories of his three childhood friends, particularly the one who committed suicide after a heated letter Tony wrote to him in regards to dating hi sex-girlfriend.