Staring at The Sun
Staring at the Sun
New York: Knopf, 1987.
This was only Barnes' fourth novel, following his triumph with Flaubert's Parrot.
Though the life of Jean Serjeant, born in the 1920s and living through all the scientific miracles of the 21st Century, Barnes inter-connects all parts of her life with an awareness of the the sun as God-substitute and provider of continuity.
Fine in fine dust-jacket.