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The orchard : a novel / David Hopen.

The orchard : a novel / David Hopen.
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ISBN 9780062974747 (hardback)
Author Hopen, David, 1993- author.
Title The orchard : a novel / David Hopen.
Publisher/Date New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
©2020
Pagination etc. 462 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note A commanding debut and a poignant coming-of-age story about a devout Jewish high school student whose plunge into the secularized world threatens everything he knows of himself. Ari Eden's life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, his days are dedicated to intense study and religious rituals, and adolescence feels profoundly lonely. So when his family announces that they are moving to a glitzy Miami suburb, Ari seizes his unexpected chance for reinvention. Enrolling in an opulent Jewish academy, Ari is stunned by his peers' dizzying wealth, ambition, and shameless pursuit of life's pleasures. When the academy's golden boy, Noah, takes Ari under his wing, Ari finds himself entangled in the school's most exclusive and wayward group. These friends are magnetic and defiant--especially Evan, the brooding genius of the bunch, still living in the shadow of his mother's death. Influenced by their charismatic rabbi, the group begins testing their religion in unconventional ways. Soon Ari and his friends are pushing moral boundaries and careening toward a perilous future--one in which the traditions of their faith are repurposed to mysterious, tragic ends.
Subject Jewish teenagers -- Fiction
High school students -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Jews -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Jewish fiction
Bildungsromans
Shelf Location F HOPE
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