Anita Brookner - Strangers (2nd Hand Hardback)
Booker Prize-winner Anita Brookner captures the magic and depth of real life with this story of an ordinary man whose unexpected longings, doubts, and fears are universal.
Paul Sturgis is resigned to his bachelorhood and the quietude of his London flat. He occasionally pays obliging visits to his nearest living relative, Helena, his cousin’s widow.
To avoid having to turn down her Christmas invitation, Paul sets off for a holiday in Venice where he meets Mrs. Vicky Gardner, an intriguing woman in the midst of a divorce.
Upon his return to England, a former girlfriend, Sarah, re-enters Paul’s world and these two women spark a transformation in Paul, culminating in a shocking decision.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2009 (Penguin / Fig Tree - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9781905490424
- SKU : B002029
- PPC : SP490gm
- RRP : £16.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A frighteningly vivid depiction of the loneliness possible in old age, especially for someone who has remained single and childless. The Freudian epigraph, while said about England, seems just as true, if not exaggerated, in the U.S. It made me think more deeply about human connections, how and where they take place and sustain themselves -- and how we might better support their incubation and development, individually and in community."
" . . . it is actually refreshing to read literature that sets out to address the human condition - in this case old age and loneliness - rather than seeking to divert us . . ."
- The Library Thing Reviews.
'She is one of the great writers of contemporary fiction' - Literary Review.
Anita Brookner CBE (16 July 1928 - 10 March 2016) was an English novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Booker-McConnell Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac.
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