A question of attraction: A Novel
Level 6.3, 17 Points
|Grouped Work ID||457ae442-f2e7-eef5-6a57-5343a294d434|
|Grouping Title||question of attraction|
|Grouping Author||nicholls david|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-28 23:04:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-28 00:20:34AM|
|author||Nicholls, David, 1966-|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his ?rst term at university. The usual freshman anxiety over ?tting in is compounded by the gap between his own humble origins and the privileged backgrounds of his better-off classmates.
Brian also has a dark secret--a long-held, burning ambition (stoked by his late father) to appear on the wildly popular TV quiz show University Challenge--and now, ?nally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He's made the school team, and they've completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their ?rst televised match. (And, what's more, he's fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitable--but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
Reminiscent of such classic coming-of-age works as The Graduate and Goodbye, Columbus, A Question of Attraction marks the literary debut of David Nicholls, one of England's most highly praised television writers. It is an unforgettable story of love, class, ?nding one's place in the world, and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.
From the Hardcover edition.
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
College students -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
Quiz shows -- Fiction
Social classes -- Fiction
Working class -- Education -- Fiction
|title_display||A question of attraction|
A Question of Attraction A Novel
A question of attraction / David Nicholls
|title_short||A question of attraction|