Dimensions: 320 pages
Published: May 17, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company US
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316074330
ISBN - 13: 9780316074339
From the Publisher
A teacher's affair with his underage student jolts a group of
teenage girls into a new awareness of their own power. Their
nascent desires surprise even themselves as they find the practice
room where they rehearse with their saxophone teacher is the safe
place where they can test out their abilities to attract and
manipulate. It seems their every act is a performance, every
platform a stage.
But when the local drama school turns the story into their year-end
show, the real world and the world of the theater are forced to
meet. With the dates of the performances--the musicians' and the
acting students'--approaching, the dramas, real and staged, begin
to resemble each other, until they merge in a climax worthy of both
life and art.
About the Author
Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, Eleanor Catton, 23, is the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship to study at the Iowa Writers'' Workshop in Iowa City, where she now lives.