The pessimists : a novel
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New York : Grove Press, 2021.
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Ball, B.
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Published
New York : Grove Press, 2021.
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Book
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291 pages ; 22 cm
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English

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"Welcome to small town Connecticut, a place whose inhabitants seem to have it all-the status, the homes, the money, and the ennui. There's Tripp and Virginia, beloved hosts whom the community idolizes, and whose basement hides among other things a secret stash of guns and a drastic plan to survive the end times. There's Gunter and Rachel, recent transplants who left New York City to raise their children, only to feel imprisoned by the banality of suburbia. And Richard and Margot, community veterans whose extramarital affairs and battles with mental health are disguised by their enviably polished veneers and perfect children. At the center of it all is the Petra School, the most coveted of all the private schools in the state, a supposed utopia of mindfulness and creativity, with a history as murky and suspect as our character's inner worlds. With deep wit and delicious incisiveness, in The Pessimists, Bethany Ball peels back the veneer of upper class white suburbia to expose the destructive consequences of unchecked privilege and moral apathy in a world that is rapidly evolving without them. This is a superbly drawn portrait of a community, and its couples, torn apart by unmet desires, duplicity, hypocrisy, and dangerous levels of discontent"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ball, B. (2021). The pessimists: a novel (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ball, Bethany. 2021. The Pessimists: A Novel. Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ball, Bethany. The Pessimists: A Novel Grove Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ball, Bethany. The Pessimists: A Novel First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Grove Press, 2021.

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