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    DescriptionAll the world's a stage--and nowhere is that more true than at an all-girls high school, particularly one where a scandal has just erupted. A teacher has had an affair with his underage student, and though her friends pretend to be dismayed, they are secretly curious and jealous. They obsessively examine the details of the affair 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. When the local drama school turns the story of the scandal into their year-end show, the real world and the world of the theater are forced to meet. With both performances--the musicians' and the acting students'--approaching, the boundaries between dramas real and staged, private and public, begin to dissolve. THE REHEARSAL is a tender portrait of teenage yearning and adult regret, an exhilarating, darkly funny, provocative novel about the complications of human desire.


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    Title
    The Rehearsal
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Catton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316074322
    ISBN 10: 0316074322
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000
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    B&T Approval Code: A25905000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC048000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Reagan Arthur Books
    Publication date
    24 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Eleanor Catton, winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her most recent novel, "The Luminaries," was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand. She won the 2009 Betty Trask Award and the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for "The Rehearsal," which was also long-listed for the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She lives in New Zealand.
    Review quote
    "This is a daring book, full of velvety pleasures but never afraid to show its claws. Eleanor Catton is crazily talented and insightful--and best of all, she makes language seem new." Emily Perkins, "author of "Not Her Real Name and Other Stories"""