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The Resource Throw me to the wolves, Patrick McGuinness

Throw me to the wolves, Patrick McGuinness

Label
Throw me to the wolves
Title
Throw me to the wolves
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McGuinness
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A shocking story of voyeurism, betrayal, and the gray areas between truth and fiction that reflects our era of tabloid media and fake news. In the aftermath of Brexit, the body of a young woman is found by the river Thames, and the tabloids are aflame, accusing Mr. Wolphram, the woman's former teacher and the ultimate media quarry: mysterious, friendless, and eccentric. Charged with investigating this crime is Ander, once a student of Mr. Wolphram's. As he interviews pupils who both defend and defame their oddball teacher, he must face a story from decades back that he has tried hard to forget. Ander recalls his best friend Danny, who disappeared from their elite English boarding school--a place of routine physical and psychological abuse--at the peak of IRA terror. In the midst of the present murder investigation, racked by suppressed memories, he also discovers something vital about Mr. Wolphram's true character. Combining the momentum of classic crime fiction with the emotional depth of literary fiction, Throw Me to the Wolves explores the harrowing power of the modern media spectacle to distract from acts of ordinary violence, and the power of the ever-present newsfeed to drown out the boundary between truth and fiction. Faced with Wolphram's case, Ander must turn to his own memory, which proves the ultimate source of both mystery and revelation."--Publisher
Member of
Summary
When his oddball former teacher is implicated in a murder, an investigator interviews students who both defend and defame the suspect in a case that recalls his childhood best friend's traumatizing disappearance
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776789
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGuinness, Patrick
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.C483
LC item number
T48 2019
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Throw me to the wolves, Patrick McGuinness
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781620401514
Lccn
2018031888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1044576031
  • (OCoLC)1044576031
Label
Throw me to the wolves, Patrick McGuinness
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781620401514
Lccn
2018031888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1044576031
  • (OCoLC)1044576031

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