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The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

  • Title: The Rehearsal
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  • ISBN : 9780316074339
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 312 pages


All the world s a stage and nowhere is it that true than at an all girls high school, particularly one where a scandal has just erupted When news spreads of a high school teacher s relationship with his underage student, participants and observers alike soon take part in an elaborate show of concern and dismay But beneath the surface of the teenage girls display, All the world s a stage and nowhere is it that true than at an all girls high school, particularly one where a scandal has just erupted When news spreads of a high school teacher s relationship with his underage student, participants and observers alike soon take part in an elaborate show of concern and dismay But beneath the surface of the teenage girls display, there simmers a new awareness of their own power They obsessively examine the details of the affair with the curiosity, jealousy, and approbation native to any adolescent girl, under the watchful eye of their stern and enigmatic saxophone teacher, whose focus may not be as strictly on their upcoming recital as she implies


Author Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton born 1985 is a New Zealand author Catton was born in Canada while her father, a New Zealand graduate, was completing a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario She lived in Yorkshire until the age of 13, before her family settled in Canterbury, New Zealand She studied English at the University of Canterbury, and completed a Master s in Creative Writing at The Institute of




The Rehearsal Reviews (31)

  • I enjoy rating and seeing ratings on Goodreads immensely, however I can t help but notice certain patterns in the ratings of books which you, no doubt, have also noticed Classics and non genre protected contemporary novels can either be skyrocketed by a large fan base, or pulled down by instant 1 an [..]

  • Eleanor Catton is a witch I say this out of great respect, as I was taught to do by my Fake Auntie Barbara, who is also a witch I know that Catton is a witch because i I do not care about sexuality in fiction It s been done to death primarily, I suspect, because it lets writers, who like to think th [..]

  • That One Perfect KissAt the heart of this novel written when Catton was 22 is an illicit male teacher, female pupil relationship We hear little from the 31 year old teacher, so we can t determine whether he is a latter day Humbert Humbert Catton is interested in the context and the aftermath than t [..]

  • 4.5 A formidably clever book with a rubbish cover Both the jacket and the synopsis a scandal over the relationship between a sixth former in British parlance and a 31 year old teacher look like something from the younger end of a publisher s commercial women s fiction dept But as the polarised ratin [..]

  • Since this book is partly about a bunch of teenagers trying to get accepted into a top dramatic academy, I have an excuse to tell you a recent sad but true anecdote, which featured my daughter s fellow Corridor that s their band named Helena If you ve seen the youtube videos and they really want you [..]

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