The Weekend. Charlotte Wood. 2019.

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Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind, loving, practical, Frank and steadfast. But when Sylvia dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her?

They are Jude, a once-famous restauranteur, Wendy an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they’ve remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvia’s old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is cold.

Without Sylvie to maintain the group’s delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good.