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Strangers

(2009)
A novel by

 
Man Booker Prize-winning author Anita Brookner - called 'one of the finest novelists of her generation' by The New York Times - returns with an exquisite novel about a man, three women, and a vibrant decision

Retiree Paul Sturgis lives a uniformly solitary life - resigned to his bachelorhood and the quietude of his London flat. Only occasionally does he pay obliging visits to his nearest living relative, Helena, his cousin's widow.

To avoid the impolite complications of turning down Helena's Christmas invites, Paul sets off for a holiday in Venice. There he meets Mrs. Vicky Gardner, an intriguing and lovely woman in the midst of a divorce and at a crossroads in her life. Although he is avoiding new acquaintances, who might shake up his rather monotonous existence, Paul is surprised to find himself warming to the woman. Then, upon his return to England, his former girlfriend Sarah reintroduces herself into Paul's life. The two women spark a transformation within him - Paul's steady and preferred isolation now conflicts with the stark realization of his aloneness and his need for companionship. This awareness brings with it a torrent of feelings as he reassesses his life, his fears of death, and his desire for change. Ultimately, Paul's discoveries about himself lead him to make a shocking decision.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Strangers: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 1-4000-6834-7 / 978-1-4000-6834-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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March 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 1-905490-42-9 / 978-1-905490-42-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Strangers (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 1-4084-3003-7 / 978-1-4084-3003-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Strangers (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 0-307-47260-4 / 978-0-307-47260-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 1-4084-3004-5 / 978-1-4084-3004-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 0-14-104026-2 / 978-0-14-104026-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
ISBN: 1-60998-194-4 / 978-1-60998-194-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Strangers (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Anita Brookner
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

March 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Strangers
Author(s): Anita Brookner
Publisher: Penguin
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