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A Calling for Charlie Barnes

A Calling for Charlie Barnes (Hardback)

By Ferris, Joshua

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Charlie Barnes, sixty-eight years old, reasonable man, small-business owner is facing the abyss and it's time to reckon with how he has lived his life so far. What happened to all those great ideas that were snatched from the jaws of success? And what was with all those unsuccess...ful marriages? Well, who's counting the wives when Barbara, his fifth and most permanent wife, is such a rock solid pillar of society? Maybe Jake Barnes, son of Charlie and writer of his story is counting. Now that his father seems to be on the way out, Jake begins to wonder what Charlie Barnes's desperate dreams of success have really added up to. If his father's life was a series of fantasies, then how is it possible for his son to tell the truth about him? And will Jake have to confront the fact that in their ambitions, and their delusions, they might not actually be so very different? Joshua Ferris's new novel is both a profoundly tender and brutally funny portrayal of a life lost in the American dream.
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ISBN 9780241202869
Released NZ 16 Sep 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241202869
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Released 16 Sep 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Ferris, Joshua
Category Modern Fiction
Family & Other Relationships: General
Intergenerational Relationships
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 573g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / Humorous / General, Intergenerational Relationships, Family & Relationships
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade