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The pessimists : a novel, Bethany Ball

Label
The pessimists : a novel
Title
The pessimists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bethany Ball
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Welcome to small town Connecticut, a place whose inhabitants seem to have it all-the status, the homes, the money, and the ennui. There's Tripp and Virginia, beloved hosts whom the community idolizes, and whose basement hides among other things a secret stash of guns and a drastic plan to survive the end times. There's Gunter and Rachel, recent transplants who left New York City to raise their children, only to feel imprisoned by the banality of suburbia. And Richard and Margot, community veterans whose extramarital affairs and battles with mental health are disguised by their enviably polished veneers and perfect children. At the center of it all is the Petra School, the most coveted of all the private schools in the state, a supposed utopia of mindfulness and creativity, with a history as murky and suspect as our character's inner worlds. With deep wit and delicious incisiveness, in The Pessimists, Bethany Ball peels back the veneer of upper class white suburbia to expose the destructive consequences of unchecked privilege and moral apathy in a world that is rapidly evolving without them. This is a superbly drawn portrait of a community, and its couples, torn apart by unmet desires, duplicity, hypocrisy, and dangerous levels of discontent"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Bethany
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Private schools
  • Secrecy
  • Suburbs
Label
The pessimists : a novel, Bethany Ball
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780802158888
Lccn
2021036606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1241730065
  • 735502
  • (OCoLC)1241730065
Label
The pessimists : a novel, Bethany Ball
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780802158888
Lccn
2021036606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1241730065
  • 735502
  • (OCoLC)1241730065

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