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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128761
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

The Fruit Cage (Storycuts)



A son learns that he didn't know as much as he thought about his parents' relationship.

Christopher's early declaration that he has known his parents all his life is shown to be misguided. Following the widowing of one of their associates, and the emergence of their latter day estrangement, he realises he must re-evaluate the history of his parents' relationship.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128761
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

About the author

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Sunday Times bestsellers The Noise of Time and The Only Story. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and three books of non-fiction, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life and The Man in the Red Coat, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Duff Cooper Prize. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.

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