About this book
Paperback edition of Barnes's very funny rumination on death, the fear of death, god, nature, nurture and his own childhood. The closest thing to a memoir he'll ever write, it was critically acclaimed in hardback and a tip ten bestseller. Previous novel "Arthur & George" sold over 300,000 copies. 'A superb new book...' "Daily Telegraph"
A family memoir, an exchange with the author's brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard.