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The Resource The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker

The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker

Label
The altruists : a novel
Title
The altruists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ridker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant and perceptive novel about a father's plot to win back his children's inheritance. Arthur Alter is in trouble. A middling professor at a Midwestern college, he can't afford his mortgage, he's exasperated his much-younger girlfriend, and his kids won't speak to him. And then there's the money--the small fortune his late wife Francine kept secret, which she bequeathed directly to his children. Those children are Ethan, an anxious recluse living off his mother's money on a choice plot of Brooklyn real estate; and Maggie, a would-be do-gooder trying to fashion herself a noble life of self-imposed poverty. On the verge of losing the family home, Arthur invites his children back to St. Louis under the guise of a reconciliation. But in doing so, he unwittingly unleashes a Pandora's box of age-old resentments and long-buried memories--memories that orbit Francine, the matriarch whose life may hold the key to keeping them together. Spanning New York, Paris, Boston, St. Louis, and a small desert outpost in Zimbabwe, The Altruists is a darkly funny (and ultimately tender) family saga in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jeffrey Eugenides, with shades of Philip Roth and Zadie Smith. It's a novel about money, privilege, politics, campus culture, dating, talk therapy, rural sanitation, infidelity, kink, the American beer industry, and what it means to be a "good person."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ridker, Andrew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.I392246
LC item number
A79 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Inheritance and succession
Label
The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker
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
on1040198856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525522713
Lccn
2018041553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040198856
Label
The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker
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
on1040198856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525522713
Lccn
2018041553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040198856

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