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The Resource The Topeka school, Ben Lerner

The Topeka school, Ben Lerner

Label
The Topeka school
Title
The Topeka school
Statement of responsibility
Ben Lerner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the award-winning author of 10:04 and Leaving the Atocha Station, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right00Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ?97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting ?lost boys? to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college. He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak. Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart?who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father?s patient?into the social scene, to disastrous effect.00Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, The Topeka School is the story of a family, its struggles and its strengths: Jane?s reckoning with the legacy of an abusive father, Jonathan?s marital transgressions, the challenge of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity. It is also a riveting prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the trolls and tyrants of the New Right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Ben
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.E68
LC item number
T63 2019
Literary form
fiction
Label
The Topeka school, Ben Lerner
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
Control code
on1080555801
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780374277789
Lccn
2018060806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080555801
Label
The Topeka school, Ben Lerner
Publication
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
on1080555801
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780374277789
Lccn
2018060806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080555801

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