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A calling for Charlie Barnes: a novel

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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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subject_facetAuthors -- Fiction
Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction
Divorced men -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Families -- United States -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Life -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Novels
Recessions -- United States -- Fiction
Selflessness (Psychology) -- Fiction
title_displayA calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel
title_fullA Calling for Charlie Barnes
A calling for Charlie Barnes : a novel / Joshua Ferris
title_shortA calling for Charlie Barnes
title_suba novel
topic_facetAuthors
Cancer
Divorced men
Families
Fathers and sons
Fiction
Life
Life change events
Literature
Patients
Recessions
Selflessness (Psychology)