novels

Literary Escapades. Julian Barnes: ‘The Sense of an Ending’

Barnes’ fictional protagonists are usually looking back on their lives. So when Tony goes looking for his past in ‘The Sense of an Ending’, a reader might not be surprised. A mistake.

Literary Escapades. Annie Proulx: ‘Barkskins’

American author Annie Proulx is best known for her short story Brokeback Mountain (1997) and novel The Shipping News (1993), both of which have been adapted and received additional acclaim on the silver screen respectively. Barkskins (2016) is her newest and arguably most ambitious novel, reaching over 700 pages.