The Resource The learning curve : a novel, Mandy Berman

The learning curve : a novel, Mandy Berman

Label
The learning curve : a novel
Title
The learning curve
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mandy Berman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fiona and Liv are seniors at Buchanan College, a small liberal arts school in rural Pennsylvania. Fiona, who is still struggling after the death of her younger sister, is spending her final year sleeping with abrasive men she meets in bars. Liv is happily coupled and on the fast track to marriage with an all-American frat boy. Both of their journeys, and their friendship, will be upended by the relationships they develop with Oliver Ash, a visiting literature professor whose first novel was published to great success at the age of twenty-six. Now Oliver is in his early forties, with thinning hair, rugged good looks, and a checkered past--there is talk of a relationship with an underage woman, a former student, at a previous teaching job. Meanwhile, Oliver's wife, Simone, is pursuing an academic research project in Berlin, raising their five-year-old son, dealing with her husband's absence, and wondering if their marriage is beyond repair. This sly, stunning, wise-beyond-its-years novel is told from the perspectives of the three women, and showcases Berman's talent for exploring the complexities of desire, friendship, identity, and power dynamics in the contemporary moment
Summary
The senior-year plans and postgraduate ambitions of two college friends are complicated by their love triangle with a visiting literature professor who is navigating a fading career, a failing marriage and a checkered reputation
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775879
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berman, Mandy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • FICTION / Romance / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The learning curve : a novel, Mandy Berman
Instantiates
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
on1051070115
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780399589348
Lccn
2018045609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1051070115
Label
The learning curve : a novel, Mandy Berman
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
on1051070115
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780399589348
Lccn
2018045609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1051070115

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