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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
Summary
A history graduate student at USC takes a job as the research assistant for an elderly oil-fortune heiress transcribing her journals and is soon drawn into her world of wealth and privilege
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10766750
Cataloging source
ON8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Revoyr, Nina
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graduate students
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Social classes
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
general
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781617756641
Lccn
2018931227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781617756641
Lccn
2018931227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088412708

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