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The Weekend
 

The Weekend (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

By Wood, Charlotte

People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now . . . Despite the three women knowing each other better than their own siblings, Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between ...them.Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur, Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvie's old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is sold. Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good.The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book: a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.'A compelling and vivid look at the friendships we make as women. Honest, unsettling and, like all good literature, had me asking questions about life and myself.'Heather Rose, author of The Museum of Modern Love, winner of the 2017 Stella Prize
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ISBN 9780369328717
Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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ISBN-13 9780369328717
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 29 Oct 2019
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Wood, Charlotte
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction

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