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The Gifted School: A Novel

The Gifted School: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, International edition)

By Holsinger, Bruce

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER Wise and addictive... The Gifted School is the juiciest novel I've read in ages... a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class. -J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers, in The New Yor...k Times Smart and juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost.
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ISBN 9780593084502
Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, International edition
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ISBN-13 9780593084502
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Riverhead Books,U.S.
Released 2 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, International edition
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition International edition
Author(s) By Holsinger, Bruce
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade