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An afternoon with author Alexander Tilney
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. James is an exclusive New England boarding school known for grooming generations of leaders. Ben Weeks is a true insider: his ancestors helped found St. James, his older brother taught him all the slang, and he’s just won a national championship in squash. But his parents have gone bankrupt and can’t pay his tuition, and his roommate Ahmed Al-Khaled, the son of a fabulously wealthy Dubai sheik, can’t navigate the unspoken rules of New England blue bloods.
The Expectations is at once a finely drawn portrait of American privilege and a subtle exploration of class, race, and tradition. Above all, it is a tender, sharp, and evocative debut about the pain and treachery of adolescence, and the difficulty–wherever one finds oneself–of truly belonging.
“Announces a dazzling new voice in American fiction.” Jennifer Egan, bestselling author of Manhattan Beach
Books will be for sale at this event, $22.00. Cash, or check payable to “Avon Library”
- Atrium, First Floor Reference Area
281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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