"All [the stories] are a joy to read as Barnes glides between forms...Each story is distinct and indelible, a tribute to the form. Above all they make you think about growing old and what, if anything, can be done about it." ( Glasgow Herald)
"All have a photographic clarity, a psychological realism that embraces extremes of feeling...with a deliciously wry streak" ( Observer)
"Barnes's steely wit finds best expression when inhabiting the anguished and angry... Their brilliance rather plays upon our petty furies and failures, embellishing them with self-deprecatory wryness...entrancing and curiously cheering" ( New Statesman)
"Masterly...his best stories have a strong air of Maupassant about them...extraordinarily effective...a compelling series of vignettes of old age, executed with great skill" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Splendid, beautiful...reads like Turgenev" ( Spectator)
Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011
From the hairdessing salon where an old man measures out his life in haircuts, to the concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign against those who cough in concerts; from the woman who reads elaborate recipes to her sick husband as a substitute for sex, to the woman 'incarcerated' in an old people's home beginning a correspondence with an author that enriches both their lives - all Barnes' characters, in their different ways, square up to death and rage against the dying light.
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Buchbeschreibung Vintage London Random House UK Dez 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198xx mm. Neuware - Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780099554998