The Best Kind of People

The Best Kind of People

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George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father's defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men's rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, House of Anansi Press Inc.,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781770899421
Branch Call Number: FICTION WHI
Characteristics: 405 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Book Club Selection.
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Teacher George Woodbury is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her, while their daughter, a high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son assists in his father's defense, while wrestling... Read More »

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WVMLlibrarian Apr 01, 2015

A story about how a community and a family deal with a teacher/father who is accused of sexual assault of a minor.

George Woodbury, a beloved teacher, husband and father, is arrested for an alleged sexual assault of a young student at a prestigious prep school, leaving his family shocked and confused. Focusing on the aftermath of the arrest, this brilliant novel shows how the community turns on George‚Äôs wife ... Read More »


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