The Rehearsal

Eleanor Catton
AUD $19.99
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An exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire .

A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve .

The Rehearsal is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire, at once a tender evocation of its young protagonists and a shrewd expose of emotional compromise.

Author bio:

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand, where she has won several prizes for this, her first novel, including the 2009 Montana Best First Book Award and the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship to the Iowa Writers' workshop.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781847081391
Edition No: 1
Awards: Winner of the Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, 2009

Shortlisted for the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2009

Longlisted, The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2010

Shortlisted for Amazon Canada's First Novel Award 2011 0
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: April 2010
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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