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A calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel, Joshua Ferris

Label
A calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel
Title
A calling for Charlie Barnes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Ferris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Someone is telling the story of the life of Charlie Barnes, and it doesn't appear to be going well. Too often divorced, discontent with life's compromises and in a house he hates, this lifelong schemer and eternal romantic would like out of his present circumstances and into the American dream. But when the twin calamities of the Great Recession and a cancer scare come along to compound his troubles, his dreams dwindle further, and an infinite past full of forking paths quickly tapers to a black dot. Then, against all odds, something goes right for a change: Charlie is granted a second act. With help from his storyteller son, he surveys the facts of his life and finds his true calling where he least expects it--in a sacrifice that redounds with selflessness and love--at last becoming the man his son always knew he could be. A Calling for Charlie Barnes is a profound and tender portrait of a man whose desperate need to be loved is his downfall, and a brutally funny account of how that love is ultimately earned
Cataloging source
YDX
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Ferris, Joshua
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Life
  • Divorced men
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
Label
A calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel, Joshua Ferris
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Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1230231629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780316333535
Label
A calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel, Joshua Ferris
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1230231629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780316333535

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