Heart, You Bully, You Punk

Heart, You Bully, You Punk

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
A high school girl, her father, and her math teacher. In Heart, You Bully, You Punk, Leah Hager Cohen uses this unlikely triangle to chart the complexities of the human heart.

Esker (she prefers to go solely by her last name) is a thirty-one-year-old high school teacher at the Prospect School in Brooklyn who, after various heartbreaks and disappointments, has found a quiet resolve in her lonely spinster routine. But when a mysterious fall leaves her star math student injured and housebound until exams, Esker begins tutoring the precocious teenager at home. And soon, much against her will, she begins falling edgily, haltingly in love with the girl's father. Charged with Esker's own irreverence and wit, Heart, You Bully, You Punk sweeps us irresistibly into her profound and wistful struggle to unite the rest of her self with her unruly heart.

Baker & Taylor
When thirty-one-year-old I.J. Esker volunteers to home-tutor Ann James after an injury, she reluctantly begins falling in love with Ann's father, Wally, which sets off a chain of events that will alter all three of their lives.

Blackwell North Amer
I. J. Esker (she prefers to go solely by her last name) spends her days teaching math at a private school in Brooklyn; most nights she curls up under an afghan in her tiny apartment and reads. At thirty-one, after early loss and disappointment, Esker has found a quiet resolve in her self-imposed solitude. But when Ann James, her favorite student, mysteriously falls from the bleachers during Winter Concert rehearsals and has to stay home in casts during the weeks before Christmas, Esker begins home-tutoring the precocious teenager, and soon, much to her chagrin, finds herself falling edgily, haltingly in love with the girl's father, Wally.
Cohen uses this unlikely triangle to chart the complexities of the human heart, as each of these three characters draws urgently closer to making a decision that will have irrevocable effects on the others.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2003
ISBN: 9780670031672
0670031674
Branch Call Number: F COH
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 24 cm

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