Talking It Over (Paperback)
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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/08/2009
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From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes a novel of profound insight and comic flare.

Shy, sensible banker Stuart has trouble with women; that is, until a fortuitous singles night, where he meets Gillian, a picture restorer recovering from a destructive affair. Stuart's best friend Oliver is his complete opposite - a language teacher who 'talks like a dictionary', brash and feckless. Soon Stuart and Gillian are married, but it is not long before a tentative friendship between the three evolves into something far different.

Talking it Over is a brilliant and intimate account of love's vicissitudes. It begins as a comedy of errors, then slowly darkens and deepens, drawing us compellingly into the quagmires of the heart.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099540137
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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Few writers think and talk so beguilingly. This book is wonderfully funny. And intelligent. And moving * Independent on Sunday *
Quicksilver clever and allusive * The Times *
Scintillating... It's funny, quick on the draw, and knows when to soften the gaze. It reads so smoothly, the pages seem to flip themselves * Observer *
A writer of rare intelligence. He catches the detail of contemporary life with an uncanny forensic skill... He is, as always, a superb ironist, a connoisseur of middling, muddling, modern England * London Review of Books *
A wonderfully wistful and funny novel * Daily Telegraph *

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A simple structure for a novel which could easily grate (the participants talking directly to the reader & often expecting responses) - yet with Julian Barnes it is a very engaging novel. The best fiction I have... More

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