The Weekend by Charlotte Wood- Our Review – Miles Franklin Longlisted
Shortlisted for The Stella Prize 2020
Longlisted for the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2020
Shortlisted for INDIE book awards 2020
The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things.
Four older women, who have been close knit friends over the decades are wracked by the death of one member of their beloved group.
Everything changes with the death of Sylvie, friendship dynamics are shaken while each grieve her loss and emotions rise as they are forced to face their own mortality. A once affectionate and faithful quartet, the remaining women have the heart-wrenching job of sorting out Sylvie’s home to prepare it for impending sale.
So over Christmas, they come together with Sylvie joining them in spirit at her home. Jude a once famous restaurateur, Wendy an acclaimed public intellectual and Adele, a once renowned actress all living together… What could possibly go wrong?
I devoured ‘The Weekend’… over a weekend! A magnificent novel, I loved the depth and breadth of writing while it being simultaneously funny and a delight to read.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books