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The Only Story

The Only Story

by Julian Barnes

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending

Format
Hardcover
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
January 2018

Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Tender and profound, The Only Story is an achingly beautiful novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart.

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