The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal : A Novel

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Reagan Arthur Books
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0316074330
  • 9780316074339
  • 1,532,849

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"Dazzling....This astonishing debut novel is a cause for surprise and celebration: smart, playful and self-possessed, it has the glitter and mystery of the true literary original....wherever the book falls open it's near-impossible to put down."-- "Guardian"
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3,672 ratings
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4 33% (1,206)
3 30% (1,097)
2 14% (513)
1 6% (209)
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