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A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris

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Also by Joshua Ferris:

A Calling for Charlie Barnes, October 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
The Dinner Party, June 2018
Paperback / e-Book
To Rise Again At A Decent Hour, May 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
The Unnamed, January 2010
Hardcover
Then We Came to the End, March 2008
Paperback
Then We Came to the End, March 2007
Hardcover

A Calling for Charlie Barnes
Joshua Ferris

Little, Brown and Company
October 2021
On Sale: September 28, 2021
352 pages
ISBN: 0316333530
EAN: 9780316333535
Kindle: B08QVHSB1D
Hardcover / e-Book
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Fiction Family Life

From a National Book Award Finalist comes a novel about a modern American family and a man on a secret mission to uncover the world's hidden truths—until his two lives come crashing together.

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.

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