The Italian teacher : a novel
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Published:
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018].
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
First large print edition.
Physical Desc:
464 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
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Description
"The Italian Teacher is a marvel--an entertaining, heartbreaking novel about art, family, loyalty, and authenticity. Tom Rachman is an enormously talented writer--this book is alive, from the first page to the last." --Tom Perotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers A masterful novel about the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of The Imperfectionists. Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear's genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father's attention--first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father's biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy--and make his own mark on the world. With his signature humanity and humor, Tom Rachman examines a life lived in the shadow of greatness, cementing his place among his generation's most exciting literary voices.
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New Fiction Rachman [Large Type]
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English
ISBN:
9780525589327, 0525589325

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"A masterful novel that moves from Roman apartments to SoHo galleries to the South of France and tells the story of the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of THE IMPERFECTIONISTS. Rome, 1955. The artists gather for a picture at a party in an ancient villa. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast canvases, larger than life, is at the centre of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot. From the side of the room watches little Pinch - their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, striving to live up to the Bavinsky name; while Natalie, a ceramicist, cannot hope to be more than a forgotten muse. Trying to burn brightly in his father's shadow, Pinch's attempts flicker and die. Yet by the end of a career of twists and compromises, Pinch will enact an unexpected rebellion that will leave forever his mark upon the Bear Bavinsky legacy. A masterful, original examination of love, duty, art and fame, The Italian Teacher cements Tom Rachman as among this generation's most exciting literary voices"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rachman, T. (2018). The Italian teacher: a novel. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rachman, Tom. 2018. The Italian Teacher: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rachman, Tom, The Italian Teacher: A Novel. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rachman, Tom. The Italian Teacher: A Novel. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2018. Print.

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