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The Resource A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel, Ann Beattie

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
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.
Cataloging source
BKCT
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Beattie, Ann
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • New York (State)
Target audience
general
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780525557340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090732450
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780525557340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090732450

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