The Resource This beautiful life : a novel, Helen Schulman

This beautiful life : a novel, Helen Schulman

Label
This beautiful life : a novel
Title
This beautiful life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helen Schulman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they are not quite sure how they will adapt, or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared, a jumble of adolescent emotion, he forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it has gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schulman, Helen
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.C5385
LC item number
T45 2011b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Families
  • Family life
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Label
This beautiful life : a novel, Helen Schulman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780062024381
Lccn
2011456767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670475828
  • (OCoLC)ocn670475828
Label
This beautiful life : a novel, Helen Schulman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780062024381
Lccn
2011456767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670475828
  • (OCoLC)ocn670475828

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