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Strangers

Author: Anita Brookner
Publisher: [Bath] : Windsor/Paragon, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Paul Sturgis is a retired banker manager who lives alone in a dark little flat. He walks alone and dines alone, seeking out and taking pleasure in small exchanges with strangers: the cheerful Australian girl who cuts his hair, the lady at the dry cleaners. His only relative, and only acquaintance, is a widowed cousin by marriage - herself a virtual stranger - to whom he pays ritualistic visits on a Sunday afternoon.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Brookner
ISBN: 9781408430033 1408430037 1408430045 9781408430040
OCLC Number: 444422511
Notes: Originally published: London: Fig Tree.
Awards: Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2010.
Description: 216 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Anita Brookner.

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Paul Sturgis is a retired banker manager who lives alone in a dark little flat. He walks alone and dines alone, seeking out and taking pleasure in small exchanges with strangers: the cheerful Australian girl who cuts his hair, the lady at the dry cleaners. His only relative, and only acquaintance, is a widowed cousin by marriage - herself a virtual stranger - to whom he pays ritualistic visits on a Sunday afternoon. Trying to make sense of his current solitary state, and fearing that his destiny may be to die among strangers, Sturgis trawls through memories of his failed relationships and finds himself longing for companionship, or at the very least a conversation. But then a chance encounter with a stranger - a recently divorced and demanding younger woman - shakes up his routine and when an old girlfriend appears on the scene, Sturgis is forced to make a decision about how (and with whom) he wants to spend the rest of his days!

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