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The Resource The zero and the one : a novel, Ryan Ruby

The zero and the one : a novel, Ryan Ruby

Label
The zero and the one : a novel
Title
The zero and the one
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Ruby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A gothic twist on the classic tale of innocents abroad, THE ZERO AND THE ONE is a meditation on the seductions of friendship and the power of dangerous ideas that registers the dark, psychological suspense of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley and the intellectual and philosophical intrigue of John Banville's The Book of Evidence. A shy, bookish scholarship student from a working-class family, Owen Whiting has high hopes of what awaits him at Oxford, only to find himself adrift and out of place among the university's dim aristocrats and posh radicals. But his life takes a dramatic turn when he is assigned to the same philosophy tutorial as Zachary Foedern, a visiting student from New York City. Rich, brilliant, and charismatic, Zach takes Owen under his wing, introducing him to a world of experiences Owen has only ever read about. From the quadrangles of Oxford to the seedy underbelly of Berlin, they practice what Zach preaches, daring each other to transgress the boundaries of convention and morality, until Zach proposes the greatest transgression of all: a suicide pact. But when Zach's plans go horribly awry, Owen is left to pick up the pieces in the sleek lofts and dingy dives of lower Manhattan. Now he must navigate the treacherous boundary between illusion and reality if he wants to understand his friend and preserve a hold on his once bright future"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruby, Ryan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.U3253
LC item number
Z47 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • Male friendship
  • Suicide
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
The zero and the one : a novel, Ryan Ruby
Instantiates
Publication
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
1715193
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781455565184
Lccn
2016029450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715193
  • (Sirsi) 1715193
  • (OCoLC)953707786
Label
The zero and the one : a novel, Ryan Ruby
Publication
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
1715193
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781455565184
Lccn
2016029450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715193
  • (Sirsi) 1715193
  • (OCoLC)953707786

Library Locations

    • Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)Borrow it
      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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