Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Flaubert's Parrot deals with Flaubert, parrots, bears and railways; with our sense of the past and our sense of abroad; with France and England, life and art, sex and death, George Sand and Louise Colet, aesthetics and redcurrant jam; and with its enigmatic narrator, a retired English doctor, whose life and secrets are slowly revealed.
A compelling weave of fiction and imaginatively ordered fact, Flaubert's Parrot is by turns moving and entertaining, witty and scholarly, and a tour de force of seductive originality.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
"Barnes manages to be erudite but extremely funny too... You never know what Barnes is going to do next and I admire that.'" -- Caroline Rees * Daily Express *
"Delightful and enriching... A book to revel in" -- Joseph Heller
"A gem: an unashamed literary novel that is also unashamed to be readable, and broadly entertaining. Bravo!" -- John Irving
"Endless food for thought, beautifully written... A tour de force" -- Germaine Greer
"Unputdownable... A mesmeric original" -- Philip Larkin