Schooling by Heather McGowan

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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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About Heather McGowan

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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.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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