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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
Title
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
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Summary
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Vulture, The Millions, The Observer, and O, The Oprah MagazineA razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel—the twenty-first book by Ann Beattie—about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we loveAt 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
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Beattie, Ann
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
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OVERDRIVE:c303fdc8-801f-4922-a36f-38e97fe09d5e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525557357
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c303fdc8-801f-4922-a36f-38e97fe09d5e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525557357
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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