The Resource The Weekend

The Weekend

Label
The Weekend
Title
The Weekend
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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. They knew each other better than their own siblings, but Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them. Four older women with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank & steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her?
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10806539
Cataloging source
SALS
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1965-
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Wood, Charlotte
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Weekend
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3a546005-0a87-4981-8c6c-37726bad11c5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760872564
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Weekend
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3a546005-0a87-4981-8c6c-37726bad11c5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760872564
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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