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Author Lerner, Ben, 1979- author.

Title The Topeka school [large print] / Ben Lerner.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Large Print  LP F Lerner    ---  Available
Edition Large print edition.
Description 459 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Series Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
Summary "Adam 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. Deftly 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject High school students -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Psychologists -- Fiction.
Men -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
High school students. (OCoLC)fst00956174
Interpersonal relations. (OCoLC)fst00977397
Men -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01015986
Psychologists. (OCoLC)fst01081415
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Topeka (Kan.) -- Fiction.
Kansas -- Topeka. (OCoLC)fst01207212
Genre/Form Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781432876586 (lg. print)
1432876589 (lg. print)

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