P&P Live! Ben Lerner — THE TOPEKA SCHOOL - with Ocean Vuong

Upcoming Event
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.

Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ’97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting “lost boys” to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college. He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak. Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart—who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father’s patient—into the social scene, to disastrous effect.

Lerner will be in conversation with Ocean Vuong, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds and the New York Times bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Offsite
The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758002
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - September 29th, 2020

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