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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck : A Novel

Label
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck : A Novel
Title
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Beattie
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a boarding school in New Hampshire, Ben joins the honour 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. 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 Ben's 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
Summary
A man who attended a prestigious New England boarding school has his life turned upside down by the reappearance in his life of an enigmatic and brilliant but difficult former teacher that makes him question everything he knows
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Storyline
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Character
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10764021
Cataloging source
BT
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Beattie, Ann
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck : A Novel
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Edition
Large print edition.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643582177
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
Label
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck : A Novel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Edition
Large print edition.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643582177
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print

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