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This beautiful life: A Novel

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display_descriptionWhen their fifteen-year-old son Jake forwards a sexually explicit video of a thirteen-year-old girl to his friends, which then goes viral, the Bergmots find their social and professional lives in jeopardy and decide to fight back, resulting in disastrousconsequences. "When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they are not quite sure how they will adapt, or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared--a jumble of adolescent emotion--he forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it's gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy"--Dust jacket flap.
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subject_facetElectronic mail messages -- Fiction
Erotic films -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_displayThis beautiful life : a novel
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This beautiful life : a novel / Helen Schulman
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topic_facetElectronic mail messages
Erotic films
Families
Fiction
Literature