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The Resource Shadow of the lions, a novel by Christopher Swann

Shadow of the lions, a novel by Christopher Swann

Label
Shadow of the lions
Title
Shadow of the lions
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Christopher Swann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How long must we pay for the crimes of our youth? A prestigious boys' boarding school. A best friend's betrayal. A decades-old mystery of a missing student. In this sharp literary thriller, Matthias Glass gets drawn into his past as he attempts to come to terms with the long-ago disappearance of his prep-school roommate--and to become the man he is meant to be In the middle of his senior year at the Blackburne School in Virginia, Matthias Glass's roommate and best friend Fritz Davenport runs off into the woods after the two boys have an argument--and vanishes without a trace. Ever since, Matthias has felt responsible, thinking that their fight, about a betrayal of the school's honor code, led to Fritz's disappearance. A decade later, after an early triumph with his first novel, followed by too much partying and too little work, Matthias realizes he has stalled out, become a failure as a writer, a boyfriend, a man. So when he is offered a job at Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together. But once on campus, Matthias gets swiftly drawn into the past, and is driven to find out what happened to Fritz. Along the way he must reckon with Fritz's complicated and powerful Washington, D.C., family, the shocking death of a student, and begin to understand his own place in the privileged world of Blackburne. In the spirit of film noir, Shadow of the Lions is a tale full of unexpected turns--a thriller, but also a moving story that is as much about the mystery as it is about the redemption of a broken friendship and a lost soul"--
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572993
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swann, Christopher
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English teachers
  • Missing children
  • Preparatory school students
  • Preparatory schools
Label
Shadow of the lions, a novel by Christopher Swann
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827816
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781616205003
Lccn
2017002940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616205003
  • (OCoLC)967264068
Label
Shadow of the lions, a novel by Christopher Swann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827816
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781616205003
Lccn
2017002940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616205003
  • (OCoLC)967264068

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