Lemon Table


In this collection of stories it is permissible – indeed obligatory – to talk about death at the ‘lemon table’, and each of Julian Barnes’ characters is facing death, but each in a very different way.

ISBN: 9780099554998 Author: Barnes, Julian Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 6th January 2011 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 213 Edition: Short stories Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011

From the hairdessing salon where an old man measures out his life in haircuts, to the concert hall where a music lover carries out an obsessive campaign against those who cough in concerts; from the woman who reads elaborate recipes to her sick husband as a substitute for sex, to the woman ‘incarcerated’ in an old people’s home beginning a correspondence with an author that enriches both their lives – all Barnes’ characters, in their different ways, square up to death and rage against the dying light.

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