Published Jan 2010
The Next Big Thing is a story of Herz, a 73 year old man asking the troublesome recurring question: what is he going to do with the rest of his life? How is it all going to end? In this dark, clever and funny novel Brookner captures the anxieties of old age and the bizarre and magnificent self knowledge that only age and experience bring. Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002.