The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

 

The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

" At its heart, Lerner's novel is about a family—Adam, a champion high school debater, and his parents, psychologists and liberals living in a red state. But there's so much else going on here, and as Lerner's narrative unfolds, he manages to address the larger societal forces at play in the lives of boys and men (sex, violence, politics, and all kinds of expectations), all in a way that feels original and incredibly thoughtful. I'm still mulling this one over... it's that kind of a book "

- Recommended by Erika