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The Topeka School - Ben Lerner

The Topeka School

Paperback Published: 5th November 2019
ISBN: 9781783785728
Number Of Pages: 304

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A radical new take on the American family saga from a bona fide American literary genius, the acclaimed author of Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04.

Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of '97. His parents are psychologists, his mom a famous author in the field. A renowned debater and orator, an aspiring poet, and - although it requires a lot of posturing and weight lifting - one of the cool kids, he's also one of the seniors who brings the loner Darren Eberheart into the social scene, with disastrous effects.

Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, The Topeka School is a riveting story about the challenges of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity. It is also a startling prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the tyranny of trolls and the new right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men.

About the Author

Ben Lerner was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1979. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, and is the author of two internationally acclaimed novels, Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04. He has published the poetry collections The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw (a finalist for the National Book Award) and Mean Free Path and No Art as well as the iconic essay The Hatred of Poetry. In 2011, he became the first American to win the Munster Prize for International Poetry.

Lerner lives and teaches in Brooklyn.

Industry Reviews

'A novel of exhilarating intellectual inquiry, penetrating social insight and deep psychological sensitivity...the future of the novel is here'
Sally Rooney

ISBN: 9781783785728
ISBN-10: 1783785721
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 5th November 2019
Publisher: Granta Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.28

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