Brief Lives

Brief Lives

by Anita Brookner

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Overview

With this novel, Booker Prize-winning author Anita Brookner confirms her reputation as an unparalleled observer of social nuance and deeply felt longings. Brief Lives chronicles an unlikely friendship: that between the flamboyant, monstrously egocentric Julia and the modest, self-effacing Fay, who is at once fascinated and appalled by Julia's excesses. Thrust together by their husbands' business partnership -- and by a guilty secret -- Julia and Fay develop an intense bond that is nonetheless something less than intimacy, a relationship in which we see our own uneasy compromises, not only with other people, but with life itself.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307826251
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 569,268
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anita Brookner was born in London and, apart from several years in Paris, has lived there ever since. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988.

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