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The Weekend : The international bestseller, shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020, Hardback Book

The Weekend : The international bestseller, shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020 Hardback


A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2020'A lovely, lively, intelligent, funny book...

So good on ageing and on the fraught, warm friendships between women'Tessa Hadley, author of The Past 'Friendship, ambition, love, sexual politics and death: it's all here in one sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written package.

I loved it' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train'Masterful...

The prose is sharply vivid and precise, the characters and location exceptionally real and I challenge anyone to write a better description of an elderly dog and its owne'Rosamund Lupton, author of Three Hours 'An unflinchingly observed celebration of the profundity and mundanity of friendship, treated with elegance, wit, and tenderness' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies'Positively hums with life...

I loved it' Claire Fuller, bestselling author of Bitter Orange 'The Big Chill with a dash of Big Little Lies... Knife-sharp and deeply alive' Guardian 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 - not for a celebration of her life, but to clean the place out before it is sold. 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. PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE WOOD'An unforgettable reading experience' Liane Moriarty'An unflinching eye and audacious imagination' Guardian'Savage: think Atwood in the outback' Paula Hawkins'Wood's writing is direct and spare, yet capable of bursting with unexpected beauty' Economist'Charlotte Wood's writing crackles with vivid precision' NPR


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