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The Weekend

The Weekend (Hardback)

By Wood, Charlotte

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Three women in their seventies reunite for one last, life-changing weekend in the beach house of their late friend. 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 r...emaining three. 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 at Sylvie's old beach house--not for festivities this time, but to clean it out before it is sold. Can they survive together without her? 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 from an award-winning writer.
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ISBN 9780593086438
Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
Publisher Riverhead Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780593086438
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Riverhead Books
Imprint Riverhead Books
Released 4 Aug 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wood, Charlotte
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Death, Interpersonal relations, Self-perception, Female friendship
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade