The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

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'Herz wondered if the people he passed on the street ruminated on lost causes, as he did. Try as he might to divert himself, he could never escape the suspicion that he should be elsewhere.' Herz is seventy-three and facing the difficult question: what is he going to do with the rest of his life? How is it all going to end? He could propose marriage to an old friend he hasn't seen for thirty years; he could travel, he could make a trip to Paris to see a favourite painting; he could sell his flat, move, start afresh. He must do something with the time left - but what? Anita Brookner's masterpiece - the ultimate comedy about what it really means to be old.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141009926
  • 9780141009926
  • 2,108,268

About Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner was born in London in 1928. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988. She lives in London SW10. THE NEXT BIG THING is the 21st novel from this Booker Prize-winning author.
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161 ratings
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4 30% (48)
3 34% (55)
2 11% (17)
1 6% (10)
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