The Topeka school
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
282 pages ; 24 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult has 2
Fiction Lerner, B
Oliver La Farge - Adult has 3
Fiction Lerner, B
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Language
English
ISBN
9780374277789, 0374277788

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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 Right. 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.
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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. When a group of seniors bring loner Darren Eberheart into the social scene, Adam is unaware that Darren is one of his father's patients. When a disastrous event occurs, Adam feels partly responsible. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lerner, B. (2019). The Topeka school. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lerner, Ben, 1979-. 2019. The Topeka School. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lerner, Ben, 1979-, The Topeka School. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lerner, Ben. The Topeka School. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. Print.

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