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In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattans Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell is suffering from a rare disease. Astras friends try to reconcile the girls suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. Car writes unsparing letters, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion, then steals. Other classmates carry on: the silly team of Suki and Alex pursue Will Bliss while the subversive Lisa Van de Ven makes dates with MissWilkes. The world of private schools and privilege in New York City is funny, poignant, and cruel, and at its heart is the stricken Astra Dell, "that pale girl from the senior class, the dancer with all the hair, the red hair, knotted or braided or let to fall to her waist, a fever and she consumed."

National Book Award finalist Christine Schutt has created a wickedly original tale of innocence, daring, and illness.

About the Author

CHRISTINE SCHUTT is the author of the short-story collection Nightwork. Her work, which has garnered an O. Henry Prize and a Pushcart Prize, is published widely in literary journals. Schutt lives and teaches in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Girl No One Knows  1

Fa La Lah 53

January 79

Romance 103

Numbers 133

Dance 145

Fools 169

Hives 187

Prizes 201

Acknowledgments 225

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156033381
Author:
Schutt, Christine
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.5 lb

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In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattans Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell is suffering from a rare disease. Astras friends try to reconcile the girls suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. Car writes unsparing letters, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion, then steals. Other classmates carry on: the silly team of Suki and Alex pursue Will Bliss while the subversive Lisa Van de Ven makes dates with MissWilkes. The world of private schools and privilege in New York City is funny, poignant, and cruel, and at its heart is the stricken Astra Dell, "that pale girl from the senior class, the dancer with all the hair, the red hair, knotted or braided or let to fall to her waist, a fever and she consumed."

National Book Award finalist Christine Schutt has created a wickedly original tale of innocence, daring, and illness.

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