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A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel / Ann Beattie.

Beattie, Ann, (author.).
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  • 29 of 31 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Culver-Union Township Public Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver.

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Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC BEATTIE WON (Text) 34304000937356 Adult - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525557340
  • ISBN: 0525557342
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2019]

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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? A twenty-first century comedy of manners 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.
Subject: Teacher-student relationships > Fiction.
FICTION / Humorous.
New York (State) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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