Staring at the Sun (novel)

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First edition (publ. Jonathan Cape)

Staring at The Sun is a novel by Julian Barnes published in 1986.[1]

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Julian Barnes examines the ordinary life of Jean Serjeant from her childhood in the 1920s through her adulthood to the year 2021. Throughout her life, Jean learns to question the world's idea of truth while she explores the beauty and miracles of everyday life.


  1. ^ Hamilton, Ian (6 November 1986). "Real Questions". London Review of Books. Retrieved 6 June 2014.

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