A Calling for Charlie Barnes
A Calling for Charlie Barnes
A Calling for Charlie Barnes
A Calling for Charlie Barnes

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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?

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  • : Joshua Ferris
  • : Viking Uk
  • : 9780241972953
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 352
  • : maart 2022
  • : 246
  • : 129 x 197 x 30 mm.
  • : Gezinsleven fictie; Humoristische fictie; Intergenerationele relaties: advies en kwesties; Moderne en hedendaagse fictie; Verenigde Staten van Amerika, VS; Verhalend thema: interior life