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The Only Story

By: Julian Barnes

"A novelist at the height of his powers ... Quietly devastating." (Robert Douglas-Fairhurst The Times)

"Critics reckon it’s Barnes’s best novel for many years and roundly praised the ‘emotional acuity’ of his writing." (Laura Powell Telegraph)

"Exquisite." (Kate Clanchy Guardian)

"Emotionally acute, profoundly beautiful, as droll as it is deep... this has to be one of the smartest novels that 2018 has to offer." (Hephzibah Anderson&

Product Details

  • Pages:224 pages
  • Publication Date:Tue Feb 20 2018
  • Publisher:Jonathan Cape
  • Language:English
  • Readers:53

Product Description

"A novelist at the height of his powers ... Quietly devastating." (Robert Douglas-Fairhurst The Times)

"Critics reckon it’s Barnes’s best novel for many years and roundly praised the ‘emotional acuity’ of his writing." (Laura Powell Telegraph)

"Exquisite." (Kate Clanchy Guardian)

"Emotionally acute, profoundly beautiful, as droll as it is deep... this has to be one of the smartest novels that 2018 has to offer." (Hephzibah Anderson Mail on Sunday)

"A gentle, bleak, and brilliant novel." (Jon Day Financial Times)

"Immensely powerful." (Alex Clark New Statesman)

"This intense, taut, sad and often beautiful tale may well be Barnes’ best novel for years." (Lara Feigel Spectator)

"A tender and heartbreaking novel." (Alex Preston Observer)

"As quiet and aching and intimate as a James Blake ballad." (Rupert Goold)

"A sensitive look at what makes lovers tick." (Robbie Millen The Times)

About the Author

Julian Barnes is the author of twelve 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, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, nothing to be Frightened of and the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life. In 2017 he was awarded the Legion d'honneur.