|Brief Lives (1990) [Novel]|
by Anita Brookner
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(From the publisher):
Brief Lives chronicles an unlikely friendship: that between the flamboyant, monstrously egocentric Julia and the modest, self-effacing Fay, who is at once fascinated and appalled by Julia's excesses. Thrust together by their husbands' business partnership -- and by a guilty secret -- Julia and Fay develop an intense bond that is nonetheless something less than intimacy, a relationship in which we see our own uneasy compromises, not only with other people, but with life itself.
Original title: Brief Lives
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics