Loner

A Novel

Loner

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Loner

Loner

A Novel

Audio Library Digital

09/13/2016

368 minutes

9781520017501

Audio Retail Digital

09/13/2016

368 minutes

9781520017518

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09/13/2016

5 Audio CD

368 minutes

9781520017488

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09/13/2016

1 Audio MP3 CD

368 minutes

9781520017525

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09/13/2016

368 minutes

9781520017532

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David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. But, initially, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity. Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Struck by her beauty, wit, and sophisticated Manhattan upbringing, David falls feverishly in love. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem.

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The reader is...compelled to frantically turn the pages., Publishers Weekly

The dark narrative highlights hot-button issues on today's campuses, making it seem all too real., People Magazine

...a powerful and even a somewhat touching suspense story about a first-year student who finds himself outclassed in ways neither he nor the reader could possibly anticipate., NPR

An enthralling portrait of male narcissism and voyeuristic obsession., Library Journal

Stunning-and profoundly disconcerting...the pleasure of the book is not in its ultratimely plot but in its complicated-and unsettlingly familiar-cast. These people are nuanced even when they're disturbing, human even when they're horrendous. A spectacular stylist, Wayne is deeply empathetic toward his characters, but-brutally and brilliantly-he refuses to either defend or excuse them. A startlingly sharp study of not just collegiate culture, but of social forces at large; a novel as absorbing as it is devastating., Kirkus

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