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A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel, Ann Beattie

Label
A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel
Title
A wonderful stroke of luck
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Beattie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love. As a member of the Honor Society at Bailey Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Ben falls under the tutelage of Pierre LaVerdere, a brilliant, enigmatic teacher who instructs his charges on how to discuss current events, how to think about art and literature, and how to form opinions for themselves. Ben develops close friendships with LaVerdere's other disciples, and as the years go by the legacy of their teacher and his words remain strong. As Ben moves on, first to college and then to the turbulence of post-grad life in New York City, he comes to feel the pace of his life accelerating, his relationships a jumble, and his career plans in a constant state of flux. What did Bailey really teach him? After his father dies, Ben develops a curiously close, yet strained intimacy with his stepmother and tries to salvage what he can of his relationship with his sister. A move upstate offers only temporary respite from his anxieties about work and romance and when LaVerdere returns to Ben's life, everything Ben once thought he knew about the man and about himself is called into question. A twenty-first century comedy of manners, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck is a keenly observed work of fiction that shows one of the most iconic writers of our time, once again an astute chronicler of her generation's ambivalence and sometimes strange ambitions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beattie, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E177
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Secrets
Label
A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel, Ann Beattie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042084224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780525557340
Lccn
2018028798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042084224
Label
A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel, Ann Beattie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042084224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780525557340
Lccn
2018028798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042084224

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