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Publisher Comments:

Heather McGowans 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 characters 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 mothers 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.

Review:

"A thrilling, crystalline novel of adolescent consciousness, a brilliantly unflinching marriage of lyricism and erudition, a book which, like the best books, contains a whole, urgent, and unforgettable world." Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

Review:

"So gorgeous and fluid, so achingly alive, you will remember what it's like to read something brand new." Alice Hoffman, author of The River King

Review:

"McGowan works in an experimental mode. At once lush and harsh, and inventive in form, the novel reads like an extended sensory exercise. Readers who prefer a straightforward narrative may be bemused, but those willing to accept the challenge will be rewarded with a beautifully written coming-of-age tale." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Not since David Foster Wallace's Broom of the System (1986) has a literary debut been so refreshingly inventive and successful." Booklist (starred review)

About the Author

Heather McGowan is the author of the novel Schooling, which was listed as a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, the Detroit Free Press, and the Hartford Courant. She lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714320
Author:
McGowan, Heather
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
McGowan, Heather
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Boarding schools
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
FS-036-02
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.10x5.18x.72 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375714320 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A thrilling, crystalline novel of adolescent consciousness, a brilliantly unflinching marriage of lyricism and erudition, a book which, like the best books, contains a whole, urgent, and unforgettable world."
"Review" by , "So gorgeous and fluid, so achingly alive, you will remember what it's like to read something brand new."
"Review" by , "McGowan works in an experimental mode. At once lush and harsh, and inventive in form, the novel reads like an extended sensory exercise. Readers who prefer a straightforward narrative may be bemused, but those willing to accept the challenge will be rewarded with a beautifully written coming-of-age tale."
"Review" by , "Not since David Foster Wallace's Broom of the System (1986) has a literary debut been so refreshingly inventive and successful."
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