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Nothing to be Frightened Of
By (author): Julian Barnes
9780307356994 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Apr 21, 2009
$21.00 CAD
Active 5.1 x 8 x 0.69 in 256 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Vintage Canada
 
Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008, Nominated
Now available in paperback from Vintage Canada.

A brilliant, moving and very funny memoir and meditation from Julian Barnes, who takes on the big subject—death—and shows us how hard it can be to stop being frightened of Nothing.

Julian Barnes has written nine novels, two books of stories, two collections of essays and a translation of Alphonse Daudet’s In the Land of Pain. His accolades include the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, the Somerset Maugham Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He lives in London.

Author Residence: London, England

Publicity: National review mailing

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
FINALIST FOR THE PEN/ACKERLEY PRIZE
A Globe and Mail Best Book
A New York Times Notable Book

“This brilliant meditation on death, a family memoir, and an argument with God (whom the author doesn’t believe in, but misses) lays Barnes bare like no other previous work.” Zsuzsi Gartner, The Globe and Mail

“Because his style has always been exceedingly irreverent and anything but lugubrious, he makes this horrible of all horrible subjects a light, amusing diversion almost.... Whether you believe spending a little regular time getting used to the idea that one day there will be no eyeballs in that skull of yours or you wish to avoid the unpleasant truth for now, picking up Barnes’s death ramblings might be as good a way to spend some of the time you have left as any.” Edmonton Journal

“A double-jointed performance in which Barnes lets his sharp, obsessive mind wander in search of some kind of meaning. . . . If he doesn’t come up with any answers here, he asks a lot of provocative and fascinating questions. Call him Mr. Meaningful.” Ottawa Citizen

“Barnes is neither depressed, nor depressing. He is honest and fantastically unconventional in discussing what is a matter of curiosity and concern to everyone who expects one day to die.... Death is inescapable and, in some manner to be revealed only at a later date, is approaching. If Barnes doesn’t make the prospect more palatable, he certainly makes it more stimulating.” The Gazette

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