Everything Looks Impressive by Hugh KennedyEverything Looks Impressive by Hugh Kennedy

Everything Looks Impressive

byHugh Kennedy

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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Everything Looks Impressive is a knowing, smart look at college life today, showing the battles young people are fighting during the “happiest years of their lives.” 

Yale: an Ivy League bastion of privilege, a breeding ground of America’s elite. Here you are the clique you belong to, as demonstrated by the clothes you wear and the drugs you prefer. Here everything, including sex, has been politicized.

Where does Alex MacDonald, fresh from a small blue-collar town in Maine, fit into all of this? He isn’t sure. He’d like to win the favor of Jill Lanigan, but her tastes seem to run to her own sex. And he’d like to connect with preppie roommate Brook Morehouse, but he’s troubled by Brook’s superficial values. And when the tension among these antagonistic campus groups turns bitter in the wake of a violent party in which both Jill and Brook are involved, Alex begins to question where his loyalties lie.

Hugh Kennedy’s debut is fresh and full of news about contemporary youth, a coming-of-age novel that ranks with the classics This Side of ParadiseCatcher in Rye, and Bright Lights, Big City.
Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabic in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He studied Arabic at the Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies before reading Arabic, Persian, and hstory at Cambridge. He was formerly a professor of history at the University of St. Andrews, a position h...
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Title:Everything Looks ImpressiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Crown/Archetype

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385469063

ISBN - 13:9780385469067

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Embarassed by his modest background, Yale freshman Alex MacDonald nevertheless falls in love with Jill Lanigan, a senior whose controversial sexual political attitudes lead to a violent confrontation. Simultaneous.