Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Now a major film starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school.
Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit.
Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life.
Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce.
He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. "A masterpiece". (Daily Telegraph). "Mesmerising". (Independent). "Wonderful". (Irish Times).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099564973