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

Shadow of the lions : a novel, Christopher Swann

Label
Shadow of the lions : a novel
Title
Shadow of the lions
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Swann
Creator
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
Summary
Accepting a teaching job at his former school in the wake of a failed writing career, Matthias guiltily reflects on his role in the disappearance of a classmate 10 years earlier and becomes compelled to learn the young man's fate, a quest that helps him understand his own place in his privileged world
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572993
Cataloging source
YDX
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Shadow of the lions : a novel, Christopher Swann
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
000063971680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781616208615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016408208
Label
Shadow of the lions : a novel, 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
000063971680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781616208615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016408208

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