Schooling (Paperback)

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"Schooling" is a portrait of 13-year-old Catrine Evans, who, following her motherUs death, is uprooted from her home in America to an English boarding school. There she encounters unruly classmates and the sympathetic 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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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375714320
SKU 30919245
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0375714324
Release Date 4/10/2007
Praise
"How exciting to read what she is doing here! There is such care taking in timing, in deciding which action directly precedes the next. McGowan's attention to the prose also underlines the book's own interest in the idea of seeing....This book shimmers. It is just wonderful."
"At its best the novel does a dazzling job of conveying the hormonal impatience and doomy romanticism of adolescence. At its worst it reads like a clever exercise in character and point of view....Perhaps in her next undertaking the enormously gifted Ms. McGowan will no longer feel she needs to cram everything she has experimented with into a single novel, and in doing so write a more fully satisfying book than the fierce but imperfect SCHOOLING."
"Heather McGowan captures [Catrine's] thoughts, and her voice, in stream-of-consciousness prose tinged with sadness, humor and acutely accurate observations of the idiosyncrasies of classmates, teachers and school routine."
From the Publisher
Annotation A homesick American girl at an English boarding school tells her own story, in a stream-of-consciousness narrative that encompasses dreams of her dead mother, a crush on a teacher, regretful memories of the life she left behind, and a determination to grow up--against the odds--into a whole, healed adult.
Editors Note Sent to an English boarding school after her mother's death from cancer, Catrine Evans, a young American, finds herself an outsider, ridiculed for her American accent, tormented by memories of the past, and confronting new feelings, desires, and hopes, in a stream-of-consciousness novel that explores the links between language and reality.
Editors Note 2 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.
Editors Note 3 Sent to an English boarding school after her mother's death from cancer, Catrine Evans, a young American, finds herself an outsider, ridiculed for her American accent, tormented by memories of the past, and confronting new feelings, desires, and hopes, in a stream-of-consciousness novel that explores the links between language and reality. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Vintage Books
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