The Rehearsal (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2010-03-04
Utmärkelser
Winner of Betty Trask Award.; Winner of New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards: Hubert Church Award for Fiction.; Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award.; Short-listed for Montana N
Förlag
Granta Books
Dimensioner
198 x 130 x 22 mm
Vikt
224 g
ISBN
9781847081391
The Rehearsal (häftad)

The Rehearsal

Häftad,  Engelska, 2010-03-04
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NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2023 A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve ... The Rehearsal is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire, at once a tender evocation of its young protagonists and a shrewd expose of emotional compromise.
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The book is sensational -- Bill Nighy As debuts go, this one is astral - as well as teasing, intelligent and knowing ... Catton anatomizes brilliantly the psychology of youth, its sexual mores, it's posing pretentiousness, its worries, its bravado ... So much accomplishment carried so lightly * Scotsman * It represents a starburst of talent and the arrival of an author wholly different from anyone else writing today * Sunday Times * A supremely confident piece of writing ... the clarity of its thought and language make it a definite contender for debut of the year * Independent * Brilliant ... What Catton does so strikingly, and in such honeyed prose, is to capture the essence of adolescents ... Catton has formidable talent * Daily Mail * Time-frames overlap and collide in this ingenious ontological kaleidoscope of a debut, but the experimentalism - which demands that the reader keep all her wits about her - is tempered by a real knack for narrative and a cast of painfully familiar teenage characters who are all desperate to be as confident, cool, charismatic and funny as possible. These are qualities that the extraordinary Eleanor Catton has in spades * The Times * 2009's most exciting new voice * Guardian Review * This astonishing debut novel from young New Zealander Eleanor Catton is a cause for surprise and celebration: smart, playful and self-possessed, it has the glitter and mystery of the true literary original * Guardian *

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Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand, where she has won several prizes for this, her first novel, including the 2009 Montana Best First Book Award and the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship to the Iowa Writers' workshop