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The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker

Label
The altruists : a novel
Title
The altruists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ridker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant and perceptive novel about a father's plot to win back his children's inheritance. Arthur Alter is in trouble. A middling professor at a Midwestern college, he can't afford his mortgage, he's exasperated his much-younger girlfriend, and his kids won't speak to him. And then there's the money--the small fortune his late wife Francine kept secret, which she bequeathed directly to his children. Those children are Ethan, an anxious recluse living off his mother's money on a choice plot of Brooklyn real estate; and Maggie, a would-be do-gooder trying to fashion herself a noble life of self-imposed poverty. On the verge of losing the family home, Arthur invites his children back to St. Louis under the guise of a reconciliation. But in doing so, he unwittingly unleashes a Pandora's box of age-old resentments and long-buried memories--memories that orbit Francine, the matriarch whose life may hold the key to keeping them together. Spanning New York, Paris, Boston, St. Louis, and a small desert outpost in Zimbabwe, The Altruists is a darkly funny (and ultimately tender) family saga in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jeffrey Eugenides, with shades of Philip Roth and Zadie Smith. It's a novel about money, privilege, politics, campus culture, dating, talk therapy, rural sanitation, infidelity, kink, the American beer industry, and what it means to be a "good person."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ridker, Andrew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.I392246
LC item number
A79 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Inheritance and succession
  • College teachers
  • Inheritance and succession
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Jewish
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Jewish
Label
The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker
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Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525522713
Lccn
2018041553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040198856
  • (OCoLC)ybp15504077
Label
The altruists : a novel, Andrew Ridker
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525522713
Lccn
2018041553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040198856
  • (OCoLC)ybp15504077

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