Adult Fiction MCGOWAN
Summary: Heather McGowan's widely praised first novel introduces a literary artist of consummate skill, and a narrative voice of astonishing sensitivity and sensuousness. Tracking every mercurial shift of her character's consciousness, the result is dreamy, disquieting, and alive. Schooling is a portrait of an adolescent girl, thirteen-year-old Catrine Evans, who, following her mother's death, is uprooted from her home in America to an English boarding school. There she encounters classmates who sniff glue and engage in arson and instructors who make merciless fun of her accent. She also finds the sympathetic chemistry teacher Mr. Gilbert, who offers Catrine the friendship she so desperately wants -- a friendship that gradually takes on sinister and obsessive overtones.
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Attending boarding school in England.