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
At a boarding school in New Hampshire, Ben joins the honor 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. When 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 his 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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764021
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beattie, Ann
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E177
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • New York (State)
  • Bildungsromans
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • New York (State)
  • Bildungsromans
Target audience
adult
Label
A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel, Ann Beattie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1042084224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780525557340
Lccn
2018028798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042084224
Label
A wonderful stroke of luck : a novel, Ann Beattie
Publication
Copyright
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
on1042084224
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780525557340
Lccn
2018028798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042084224

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