The Resource Invitation to a bonfire

Invitation to a bonfire

Label
Invitation to a bonfire
Title
Invitation to a bonfire
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Celt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The seductive story of a dangerous love triangle, inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage, with a spellbinding psychological thriller at its core.In the 1920s, Zoya Andropova, a young refugee from the Soviet Union, finds herself in the alien landscape of an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home, and her sense of purpose, Zoya struggles to belong, a task made more difficult by the malice her peers heap on scholarship students and her new country's paranoia about Russian spies. When she meets the visiting writer and fellow Russian émigré Leo Orlov - whose books Zoya has privately obsessed over for years - her luck seems to have taken a turn for the better. But she soon discovers that Leo is not the solution to her loneliness: he's committed to his art and bound by the sinister orchestrations of his brilliant wife, Vera. As the reader unravels the mystery of Zoya, Lev, and Vera's fate, Zoya is faced with mounting pressure to figure out who she is and what kind of life she wants to build. Grappling with class distinctions, national allegiance, and ethical fidelity'not to mention the powerful magnetism of sex'Invitation to a Bonfire investigates how one's identity is formed, irrevocably, through a series of momentary decisions, including how to survive, who to love, and whether to pay the complicated price of happiness
Summary
Sent to an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school in the 1920s, a Russian scholarship student endures bullying and prejudice before falling into the obsessive circles of a much-admired writer and his scheming wife
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664714
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Celt, Adrienne
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.E465
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boarding schools
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Refugees
  • Russian Americans
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Russians
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Invitation to a bonfire
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-rbftkz9
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudon1031967641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408895160
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
rbftkz9
Label
Invitation to a bonfire
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-rbftkz9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudon1031967641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408895160
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
rbftkz9

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