The Year of the Gadfly (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Year of the Gadfly In this debut novel a budding teenage journalist at an elite prep school and her enigmatic science teacher each separately attempt to track down a secret society that may hold damning evidence about a shadowy tragedy in the school's--and the teacher's--past.
- Published: 08 May 2012
- Format: Hardback 374 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780547548593 ISBN 10: 0547548591
- Sales rank: 169,068
Full description for The Year of the Gadfly
""Do you know what it took for Socrates' enemies to make him stop pursuing the truth?" "Hemlock."" Storied, fiercely competitive Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code; its reputation has been unsullied for decades. Now a long-dormant secret society, Prisom's Party, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing students and teachers alike for even the most minor infraction. Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels sure she can break into the ranks of "The Devil's Advocate," the Party's underground newspaper, and there uncover the source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve the school's new science teacher, who also seems to be investigating the Party. Others point to an albino student who left school abruptly ten years before, never to return. And everything connects to a rare book called "Marvelous Species." But the truth comes with its own dangers, and Iris is torn between her allegiances, her reporter's instinct, and her own troubled past. " The Year of the Gadfly" is an exhilarating journey of double-crosses, deeply buried secrets, and the lifelong reverberations of losing someone you love. Following in the tradition of classic school novels such as "A Separate Peace," "Prep," and "The Secret History," it reminds us how these years haunt our lives forever.