The Weekend by Charlotte Wood
Reviewed by Michela
This unputdownable new novel by one of Australia's most celebrated authors follows three friends in their seventies as they gather for a last weekend at the holiday home of their recently deceased fourth best-friend. In this sharply observed, excruciatingly funny, and brilliantly written novel, tensions build, past betrayals are unearthed, and relationships are put to the test. Wood introduces us to three complex, ambitious, and difficult women who, in the face of grief and the inevitable passage of time, are forced to confront the nature of their own identities and legacies.