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A calling for Charlie Barnes

Ferris, Joshua2022
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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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Imprint:
UK : Penguin Books, 2022.
Collation:
342 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
ISBN:
9780241972953 (pbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3042425
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