Heather McGowan Schooling

ISBN 13: 9780571206711

Schooling

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Heather McGowan's story of Catrine Evans, an unsettled schoolgirl in an unfamiliar environment, was compared to Virginia Woolf, Dylan Thomas and Nabokov on publication. Catrine's memories of a life she left behind in the States assemble as a chorus rich in texture and breathtaking in linguistic ambition. The story that emerges is one of the most powerful and beautiful first novels of recent years.

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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.

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“The most elegant, arresting and lucid prose stylist I have encountered in years.”–Rick Moody, Vogue

“Stunningly beautiful, earnest and aching and astonishing and sad.... The most haunting novel of the year.”–Detroit Free Press

“Mesmerizing.... Does a dazzling job of conveying the hormonal impatience and doomy romanticism of adolescence.”–The New York Times

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Book Description Faber & Faber, 2002. Book Condition: New. Catrine Evans, a young American, is sent to an English boarding school after her mother dies of cancer. Thrust into an unfriendly world and ridiculed for her accent, Catrine lays bare her thoughts in a luminous stream-of-consciousness narrative. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 128 x 23. Weight in Grams: 226. . 2002. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780571206711

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Book Description Faber & Faber. Book Condition: New. Catrine Evans, a young American, is sent to an English boarding school after her mother dies of cancer. Thrust into an unfriendly world and ridiculed for her accent, Catrine lays bare her thoughts in a luminous stream-of-consciousness narrative. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 128 x 23. Weight in Grams: 226. . 2002. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780571206711

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