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The expectations / Alexander Tilney.

The expectations / Alexander Tilney.
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ISBN 9780316450379 (hardback)
Author Tilney, Alexander author.
Title The expectations / Alexander Tilney.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Pagination etc. 311 pages ; 25 cm
Summary Note 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 after fourteen long years of waiting, Ben arrives at school only to find that the reality of St. James doesn't quite match up with his imaginings. At the same time, his new roommate, Ahmed Al-Khaled, the son of a fabulously wealthy Emirati sheik, can't navigate the unspoken rules of New England blue bloods. Even as Ben and Ahmed struggle to prove themselves in the place they have revered for so long, each of them must face losing it forever. 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.
Subject Boarding schools -- New England -- Fiction
Adolescence -- New England -- Fiction
Belonging (Social psychology) -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
New England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Shelf Location F TILN
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