Spiked with dark wit, poetic beauty and deep rage, Beijing Coma takes the life (and ...
Here is one of those rare novels, so captivatingly original, so absurdly funny, surprising ...
A 'wonderfully funny..intelligent...moving' novel (Independent on Sunday) from Man Booker Prize-winning Julian Barnes.
Buy from the following bookstores
Official Vintage online Bookstore
From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes a novel of profound insight and comic flare.Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a dictionary', brash and feckless. Soon Stuart and Gillian are married, but it is not long before a tentative friendship between the three evolves into something far different.Talking it Over is a brilliant and intimate account of love's vicissitudes. It begins as a comedy of errors, then slowly darkens and deepens, drawing us compellingly into the quagmires of the heart.
A wonderfully wistful and funny novel
The author is not merely a dazzling entertainer, he is a no-nonsense moralist as well, and is as dextrous with the darker elements of betrayal and pain as with the farcical mechanics of love and clashing temperament
There are currently no readers reviews for this book.
* Required fields
Please log into the Vintage Books site by entering your email address and password below.
A 'wonderfully entertaining' novel (The Times) from Man Booker Prize-winner Julian ...
Julian Barnes is the author of eleven novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has also written three books of short stories, Cross Channel, The Lemon ...