Coverart for item
The Resource A Philosophy of Ruin

A Philosophy of Ruin

Label
A Philosophy of Ruin
Title
A Philosophy of Ruin
Creator
Subject
Summary
"Riveting fun to read."—New York Times Book Review"An unforgettable debut. Mancusi is a writer to watch."—Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical NovelA TIME Magazine Best Book of SummerA Vol. 1 Brooklyn Book of the MonthA LitHub Most Anticipated Book of SummerAn Evening Standard Summer Reading PickAn InsideHook Best Book of the MonthA young philosophy professor finds himself in the middle of a drug-running operation after his personal life derails in this taut, white-knuckle debut for fans of Breaking BadOscar Boatwright, a disenchanted philosophy professor, receives terrible news. His mother, on her way home from Hawaii with Oscar's father, has died midflight, her body cooling for hours until the plane can land.Deeply grieving, Oscar feels his life slipping out of his control. A seemingly innocuous one-night stand with a woman named Dawn becomes volatile when, on the first day of classes, he realizes she is his student, and later learns that she is a fledgling campus drug lord. To make matters worse, his family is in debt, having lost their modest savings to a self-help guru who had indoctrinated Oscar's mother by preying on her depression. Desperate to help his family, Oscar breaks with his academic personality—he agrees to help Dawn with a drug run.A Philosophy of Ruin rumbles with brooding nihilism, then it cracks like a whip, hurtling Oscar and Dawn toward a terrifying threat on the road. Can Oscar halt the acceleration of chaos? Or was his fate never in his control? Taut, ferocious and blazingly intelligent, A Philosophy of Ruin is a heart-pounding thrill ride into the darkest corners of human geography, and a philosophical reckoning with the forces that determine our destiny
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mancusi, Nicholas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Fiction
Label
A Philosophy of Ruin
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03b742a8-313b-4d73-9107-a45bcd5eea64
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781488206405
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A Philosophy of Ruin
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03b742a8-313b-4d73-9107-a45bcd5eea64
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781488206405
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Jacksonville Public Library JPLBorrow it
      US
Processing Feedback ...