The Weekend By Charlotte Wood

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The Weekend By Charlotte Wood


Book/Novel Author: Charlotte Wood

Book/Novel Title: The Weekend

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A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER’Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow’ The Australian’The Big Chill with a dash of Big Little Lies’ Guardian’One of the best novels of the year’ The Saturday Paper’Masterly’ Sydney Morning Herald’I plan to read this insightful, poignant and fiercely honest novel about female friendship and female ageing a second time, then seek out every other book its marvellous author has written’ Sigrid Nunez, author of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award-winner novel The FriendSylvie, Jude, Wendy and Adele 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.These women couldn’t be more different: Jude, a once-famous restaurateur with a spotless life and a long-standing affair with a married man; Wendy, an acclaimed feminist intellectual; Adele, a former star of the stage, now practically homeless. Struggling to recall exactly why they’ve remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for one last weekend at Sylvie’s old beach house – not for a celebration of her life, but to clean the place out before it is sold.But 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 – a storm that will either remind them of the bond they share, or sweep away their friendship for good. PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE WOOD’An unflinching eye and audacious imagination’ Guardian’Savage: think Atwood in the outback’ Paula Hawkins, on The Natural Way of Things’Wood’s writing is direct and spare, yet capable of bursting with unexpected beauty’ Economist’An unforgettable reading experience’ Liane Moriarty, on The Natural Way of Things’Charlotte Wood’s writing crackles with vivid precision’ NPR’A consummate observer of the human condition’ Australian Book Review’Vibrant, intelligent, utterly compelling work, achingly real and seductively woven’ Adelaide Advertiser

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