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The Resource A student of history : a novel, Nina Revoyr

A student of history : a novel, Nina Revoyr

Label
A student of history : a novel
Title
A student of history
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nina Revoyr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rick Nagano is a graduate student in the history department at USC, struggling to make rent on his South Los Angeles apartment near the neighborhood where his family once lived. When he lands a job as a research assistant for the elderly Mrs. W--, the heir to an oil fortune, he sees it first simply as a source of extra cash. But as he grows closer to the iconoclastic, charming, and feisty Mrs. W--, he gets drawn into a world of privilege and wealth far different from his racially mixed, blue-collar beginnings. Putting aside his half-finished dissertation, Rick sets up office in Mrs. W--'s grand Bel Air mansion and begins to transcribe her journals - which document an old Los Angeles not described in his history books. He also accompanies Mrs. W-- to venues frequented by the descendants of the land and oil barons who built the city. One evening, at an event, he meets Fiona Morgan - the elegant scion of an old steel family - who takes an interest in his studies. Irresistibly drawn to Fiona, he agrees to help her with a project of questionable merit in the hopes he'll win her favor. A Student of History explores both the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present-day dynamics of race and class. It offers a window into the usually hidden world of high society, and the influence of historic families on current events. Like Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby, it features, in Rick Nagano, a young man of modest means who is navigating a world where he doesn't belong
Cataloging source
ON8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Revoyr, Nina
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.E7964
LC item number
S78 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graduate students
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Social classes
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
A student of history : a novel, Nina Revoyr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky295416676
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781617756641
Lccn
2018931227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
kp 03/19
System control number
(OCoLC)1088412708
Label
A student of history : a novel, Nina Revoyr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky295416676
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781617756641
Lccn
2018931227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
kp 03/19
System control number
(OCoLC)1088412708

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