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Charlotte and Claudia Keeping in Touch

A Novel

by (author) Joan Barfoot

Publisher
Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2002
Category
Classics, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550135572
    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Charlotte and Claudia are lifelong friends now approaching their seventieth birthdays. The plots of their lives are different, yet both have secrets they can reveal only to each other. In this profoundly moving novel, two intelligent women explore their lives and loves with audacity, frankness and insight.

About the author

Joan Barfoot is one of the most engaging, entertaining, and original voices in contemporary fiction; her eleven novels capture the lives of people as they lived in the last twenty years of the 20th century and the first twenty years of the 21st. Readable and sophisticated, her work has been frequently compared to Anne Tyler, Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields, Alice Munro, Margaret Drabble, and Fay Weldon. Her novels have been nominated for, or won, numerous prizes, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Books in Canada (now Amazon.ca) First Novel Award, and the Man Booker Prize, and they have been translated into French, German, Italian, Swedish, and Danish. She is also the recipient of the Marian Engel Award. Her novel, Dancing in the Dark, was adapted to an award-winning feature film by the same name and it was entered into competition at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival. At the peak of her powers, Joan Barfoot’s books are splendidly realized tragicomedies with note-perfect narration, mordant wit, and wonderfully neurotic casts of characters; she shows us human relationships revealed in all their absurdity and complexity. The body of her work can best be described as scintillating comedies of manners which are also profound meditations on fate, love, and artifice.

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