Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Summary:

"Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven surviving trustees of the now defunct (for 34 years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with a description of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall , between the subtle anti-semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family history--in particular, his illustrious cousin, the renowned archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie (check out his Wikipedia entry!), the source of his interest in antiquity--he reconstructs the story of his encounter from his school days with a younger student named Ben-Zion Elefantin, who seems to belong to a lost ancient Jewish sect. From this seed emerges one of Ozick's most wondrous tales, one that displays her delight in Jamesian irony and the mythical flavor of a Kafka parable, woven into her own distinct voice."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC OZICK (Text) 33892100728386 Adult New Books Book None 04/27/2021 Checked out 08/10/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593318829
  • ISBN: 059331882X
  • Physical Description: 179 pages : illustration ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This Is A Borzoi Book" -- title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven surviving trustees of the now defunct (for 34 years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with a description of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall , between the subtle anti-semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family history--in particular, his illustrious cousin, the renowned archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie (check out his Wikipedia entry!), the source of his interest in antiquity--he reconstructs the story of his encounter from his school days with a younger student named Ben-Zion Elefantin, who seems to belong to a lost ancient Jewish sect. From this seed emerges one of Ozick's most wondrous tales, one that displays her delight in Jamesian irony and the mythical flavor of a Kafka parable, woven into her own distinct voice." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Boys' schools > Fiction.
Families > History > Fiction.
Antisemitism > Fiction.
Autobiographical memory > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Jewish fiction.
Novels.

You are now browsing Hood River County Library District

<< Previous Page Shelf Browser Next Page >>
 
Go to record The Buddha in the attic
FIC OTSUKA
Hood River County Library
Go to record Eight girls taking pictures : a novel
FIC OTTO
Hood River County Library
Go to record Sins of our fathers : a novel
FIC OTTO
Hood River County Library
Go to record Ghost seer
FIC OWENS
Hood River County Library
Go to record Where the crawdads sing
FIC OWENS
Hood River County Library
Go to record The Oxford book of Japanese short stories
FIC OXFORD
Hood River County Library
Go to record Boy, snow, bird : a novel
FIC OYEYEMI
Hood River County Library
Go to record What is not yours is not yours : stories
FIC OYEYEMI
Hood River County Library
Go to record Gingerbread
FIC OYEYEMI
Hood River County Library

Additional Resources