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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoF Beat
TitleA wonderful stroke of luck : a novel / Ann Beattie.
AuthorBeattie, Ann. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101859093F Beat9/23/2020 Due on 11/16/2020Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780525557364
International Standard Book Number 0525557369
Personal Name Beattie, Ann. author.
Title Statement A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel / Ann Beattie.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Penguin Books, 2020.
Physical Description 274 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note First published in the United States of America by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
Summary, Etc. At a boarding school in New Hampshire, Ben joins the honor society led by Pierre LaVerdere, an enigmatic, brilliant, yet perverse, teacher who instructs his students not only about how to reason, but how to prevaricate. As the years go by, LaVerdere's covert and overt instruction lingers in his students' lives as they seek some sense of purpose or meaning. When Ben feels the pace of his life accelerating and views his intimate relationships as less and less fulfilling, there seems to be a subtext he's not able to access. And what, really, did Bailey Academy teach him? While relationships with his stepmother and sister improve, and a move to upstate New York offers respite from his anxiety about love and work, LaVerdere's reappearance in his life disturbs his equilibrium. Everything he once thought he knew about his teacher--and himself--is called into question. Written by one of our most iconic writers, known for casting a cold eye on her generation's ambivalence and sometimes mistaken ambition, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck is a keenly observed psychological study of a man who alternates between careful driving and hazardous risk taking, as he struggles to incorporate his past into the vertiginous present.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teacher-student relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Private schools Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Interpersonal relations Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Secrets Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New York (State) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New Hampshire Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Bildungsromans.

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