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The Weekend: A Sunday Times 'Best Books for Summer 2021' (Hardback)

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A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

One of The Times books of the year: 'Ripples with wit, insight and vitality'



'The Weekend is so great I am struggling to find the words to do it justice... Wood is an agonisingly gifted writer: I am now going to read all her other books!'

Marian Keyes



'It was refreshing to encounter a novel that so profoundly sympathises with women on the forbidding cusp of being classified as "elderly". Wood ably conveys that older women didn't used to be old, and that the experience of ageing is universally bewildering'

Lionel Shriver (Observer, Books of the year)



'Radical... I really recommend it'

Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton on The High Low podcast



'Riveting'

Elizabeth Day



'A perfect, funny, insightful, novel about women, friendship, and ageing. I loved it'

Nina Stibbe



'What a terrific novel... Witty warm and wise'

Simon Mayo



'Charlotte Wood zooms in and makes these women increasingly sympathetic and individual in a way that really pulls on the heartstrings of the reader'

Mariella Frostrup



'Authentic, funny, brutally well-observed... As with the novels of Elizabeth Strout or Anne Tyler, these are characters not written to please, but to feel true'

The Sunday Times



'Glorious... Charlotte Wood joins the ranks of writers such as Nora Ephron, Penelope Lively and Elizabeth Strout'

Guardian



'The Weekend triumphantly brings to life the honest, inner lives of women'

Independent



'A lovely, lively, intelligent, funny book'

Tessa Hadley



'One sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written package. I loved it'

Paula Hawkins



'One of those deceptively compact novels that continues to open doors in your mind long after the last page'

Patrick Gale



'I'm not looking forward to much this locked-down summer but The Weekend is definitely an exception. The premise sems the perfect vehicle for Wood's unsparing observation, great gift for storytelling and total lack of sentimentality'

Eimear McBride



Sylvie, 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. But 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.



WINNER: LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR, AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKSELLERS' CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR

SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL

SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN PRIZE

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 25/06/2020 ISBN-13: 9781474612975  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable  

Charlotte Wood's novel, THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year, and was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. Her latest novel, THE WEEKEND, was a top 10 bestseller in Australia and has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020. In 2019 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for 'significant services to literature'.

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