Family and Friends by Anita Brookner

Family and Friends by Anita Brookner. 1985 Pantheon first U.S. edition, 187 pages. Brookner was an art historian and professor who published her first novel at the age of fifty-three. According to her NYT obituary, Brookner was "a British author of lean, elegiac and stylistically polished novels who was once labeled the 'mistress of gloom' for her depiction of bleak and disappointed lives, usually of women." Family was her fifth book and follows a family as they disperse around the world.

Condition: Jacket VG with some wear, book in good condition with a blackened mark on front cover

"There is nothing imaginary about the weddings, only about the whole question of their married lives."

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