The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is about an aging Anthony Webster discovering the truth of the suicide of a friend from many years ago.
Upon the death of an old girlfriend’s mother, Tony receives a mysterious willed gift of 500 pounds and some documents. The documents, one being a diary, belonged to his friend, who had taken his own life.
How had his ex-girlfriend’s mother ended up with the diary? Why had she willed him money? And why was his ex-girlfriend keeping the diary, even after being solicited by his lawyers to give it up? Finally she agrees to meet with Tony. Hoping for clarity, Tony only gets more and more confused.
He can only hope that by meeting more with the bitter old girlfriend, that things will start to make sense. But he never expects to find what she will lead him to discover.
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