In a collection that is wise, funny, clever and moving, Julian Barnes has created characters whose passions and longings are made all the stronger by the knowledge that, for them, time is almost at an end.
The stories included are:
'A Short History of Hairdressing'
'The Story of Mats Israelson'
'The Things You Know'
'The Fruit Cage'
"A master at work, a writer in absolute control of his material. . . . Sweet, sour, bitter, wistful, ruminative, comic, elegiac–The Lemon Table is . . . a joy to read." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Beautifully wrought elegies for lost youth, lost promises and lost loves [that] attest to Mr. Barnes's growing depth as a writer, his newly embraced ability to create stories that are as affecting as they are cunning, as emotionally resonant as they are prettily fashioned." (New York Times)
"Filled with emotional resonance and hard-won wisdom, The Lemon Table is a virtuoso performance of remarkable clarity and insight." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
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Bit of a lemon
The usual genius
Julian Barne's impeccable writing and being able to hear it read properly.
The range and variety of characters.
Yes, they are always wonderful. These first class narrators make all the difference.
Some of the stories are quite disturbing...they have stayed with me
I love his work and it is so fantastic to hear it read so well. Loved it. Make a long journey very enjoyable.
- Merrit Morgan