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Author Cross, H. S., 1968- author.

Title Grievous / H.S. Cross.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC CROSS    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 525 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary St. Stephen's Academy, Yorkshire, 1931. A world unto itself, populated by boys reveling in life's first big mistakes and men still learning how to live with the consequences of their own. They live a cloistered life, exotic to modern eyes, founded upon privilege, ruled by byzantine and often unspoken laws, haunted by injuries both casual and calculated. Yet within those austere corridors can be found windows of enchantment, unruly love, and a wild sort of freedom, all vanished, it seems, from our world. Told from a variety of viewpoints --including that of unhappy Housemaster John Grieves-- Grievous takes us deep inside the crucible of St. Stephen's while retaining a clear-eyed, contemporary sensibility, drawing out the urges and even mercies hidden beneath the school's strict, unsparing surface. The Academy may live by its own codes, but as with the world around it-- a world the characters must ultimately face-- it already contains everything necessary to shape its people or tear them apart.
Subject Academies (British public schools) -- Fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
Boys. (OCoLC)fst00837358
Academies (British public schools) (OCoLC)fst01762915
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
ISBN 9780374279950 (hardcover)
0374279950 (hardcover)

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