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The Weekend

Narrated by: Brigid Lohrey
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

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; and 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.

©2020 Charlotte Wood (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Charlotte Wood's writing crackles with vivid precision." (NPR)

"An unflinching eye and audacious imagination." (Guardian

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