Metroland

Barnes, Julian

£8.99

Chris and his soulmate Toni had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland. They longed for life to begin – meaning sex and freedom. Then Chris starts to settle comfortably into bourgeois contentment himself.

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From the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction comes a magnificent portrait of youth and growing up.

Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime: smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes: parents with their lives of spotless emptiness, Third Division (North) football teams, God, commuters and girls, and the inhabitants of Metroland, the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home.
Longing for real life to begin, we follow Christopher to Paris in time for les evenements of 1968, only to miss it all in a haze of sex, French theatre and first love, leading him, to Toni’s disappointment, back to Metroland.

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Weight 157 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 14 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

176

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K