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A Calling for Charlie Barnes

Ferris, Joshua

A Calling for Charlie Barnes

A Calling for Charlie Barnes

A Calling for Charlie Barnes

 

From the Booker-shortlisted author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour comes a novel about fathers, sons, thwarted dreams and confronting the reality of who we really are Charlie Barnes is a mid-century man devoted to his newspaper and his landline.


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Beschrijving A Calling for Charlie Barnes

From the Booker-shortlisted author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour comes a novel about fathers, sons, thwarted dreams and confronting the reality of who we really are

Charlie Barnes is a mid-century man devoted to his newspaper and his landline. But Charlie is about to get dragged into our troubled age by his storyteller son, who has a different idea of him than he has of himself. Then there are his other children, his ex-wives, present wife, business clients, friends and acquaintances, all of whom have their competing opinions of Charlie.

He certainly seems simple enough: he's a striver, a romantic, and a thoroughgoing capitalist. But suddenly blindsided by the Great Recession and a dose of bad news, he might have to rethink his life from top to bottom, and on short notice. What makes a man real? What makes him good? And how does the story we tell about ourselves line up with the lives that we actually live?


ISBN
9780241202876
Pagina's
352
Verschenen
NUR
300
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
Viking UK

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