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The only story

Julian Barnes (Author)
"One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Mcleod"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2019
First Vintage International edition View all formats and editions
Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, 2019