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The Resource The Destroyers

The Destroyers

Label
The Destroyers
Title
The Destroyers
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Bollen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The Destroyers is a smart, sophisticated literary thriller; for all its originality, it invokes the shades of Lawrence Durrell and Graham Greene' Jay McInerney, author of Bright, Precious DaysWhen Charlie and I were young, we played a game called Destroyers . . . We were sharpening our instincts, jettisoning attachments. We were honing strategies for survival ... Ian Bledsoe is on the run, broke and humiliated, fleeing the emotional and financial fallout of his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie – rich, exuberant and basking in life on the Greek island of Patmos – is his last hope. At first, Patmos is like a dream – sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past – and Charlie readily offers the lifeline he desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath. When he vanishes leaving behind his murky business affairs, Ian finds himself caught in a terrifying labyrinth of deceits. As boys, the pair played a game called Destroyers – a game, he now realizes, they may never have stopped playing.Expansive, vivid and suspenseful, in the vein of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, The Destroyers is a mesmerizing drama of power and fate, fathers and sons, self-invention and self-deception. 'Equal parts Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith and F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Destroyers is at once lyrical and suspenseful, thoughtful and riveting' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You
Summary
Fleeing to a Greek island in the aftermath of his father's death, a humiliated young man reconnects with a best friend and girlfriend from his youth before being swept up in a web of deception involving a violent fantasy game he played as a child
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10563438
Cataloging source
BT
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1975-
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Bollen, Christopher
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Destroyers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:04ba3724-5bef-4de4-8d5f-bc647b6409a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471136214
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Destroyers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:04ba3724-5bef-4de4-8d5f-bc647b6409a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471136214
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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