Schooling

Product Number: EB00170239
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307427632
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Heather McGowan's widely praised first novel introduces a literary artist of consummate skill, and a narrative voice of astonishing sensitivity and sensuousness. Tracking every mercurial shift of her character's consciousness, the result is dreamy, disquieting, and achingly alive. Schooling is a portrait of an adolescent girl, thirteen-year-old Catrine Evans, who following her mother's death is uprooted from her home in America to an English boarding school. There she encounters classmates who sniff glue and engage in arson and instructors who make merciless fun of her accent. She also finds the sympathetic chemistry teacher Mr. Gilbert, who offers Catrine the friendship she so desperately wants-a friendship that gradually takes on sinister and obsessive overtones. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Heather Mcgowan
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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