Jean Serjeant, the heroine of Julian Barnes’s wonderfully provocative novel, seems ordinary, but has an extraordinary
disdain for wisdom. And as Barnes—winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending—follows her from her
childhood in the 1920s to her flight into the sun in the year 2021, he confronts readers with the fruits of her relentless
curiosity: pilgrimages to China and the Grand Canyon; a catalogue of 1940s sexual euphemisms; and a glimpse of
technology in the twenty-first century (when The Absolute Truth can be universally accessed).
Elegant, funny and intellectually subversive, Staring at the Sun is Julian Barnes at his most dazzlingly original
You can find this title in the following lists:
Click the Download button to download a copy of the MARC file.
Enter your FTP details below to send the MARC export file via FTP.
by Julian Barnes
by Kristen Boie
Sign up for our email newsletter