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How to behave in a crowd : a novel / Camille Bordas.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bowen Island Public Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Bowen Island Public Library F BOR (Text) 30947000520896 New Books Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451497543
  • Physical Description: 319 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn't quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore, and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age twenty-four. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by eighteen months, expects a great career as a novelist--she's already put Isidore to work on her biography. The only time they leave their rooms is to gather on the old, stained couch and dissect prime-time television dramas in light of Aristotle's Poetics. Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation. But he notices things the others don't, and asks questions they fear to ask. So when tragedy strikes the Mazal family, Isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief, and perhaps the only one who can help them—if he doesn't run away from home first. Isidore’s unstinting empathy, combined with his simmering anger, makes for a complex character study, in which the elegiac and comedic build toward a heartbreaking conclusion. With How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas immerses readers in the interior life of a boy puzzled by adulthood and beginning to realize that the adults around him are just as lost."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Boys > Fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Empathy > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Villages > France > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
Genre: French fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Humorous fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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