Language: English Brand New. All the world s a stage and nowhere is that more true than at an all-girls high school, particularly one where a scandal has just erupted. A teacher has had an affair with his underage student, and though her friends pretend to be dismayed, they are secretly curious and jealous. They obsessively examine the details of the affair under the watchful eye of their stern and enigmatic saxophone teacher, whose focus may not be as strictly on their upcoming recital as she implies.When the local drama school turns the story of the scandal into their year-end show, the real world and the world of the theater are forced to meet. With both performances the musicians and the acting students approaching, the boundaries between dramas real and staged, private and public, begin to dissolve. The Rehearsal is a tender portrait of teenage yearning and adult regret, an exhilarating, darkly funny, provocative novel about the complications of human desire. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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 theater 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.
'A wonderful debut by a truly exciting new writer.' (Kate Atkinson)
'It represents a starburst of talent and the arrival of an author wholly different from anyone else writing today.' (Sunday Times)
'The Rehearsal is no rehearsal. It's a supremely confident piece of writing ... the clarity of its thought and language make it a definite contender for debut of the year.' (The Independent)
'Brilliant ... What Catton does so strikingly, and in such honeyed prose, is to capture the essence of adolescents ... Catton has formidable talent.' (The Daily Mail)
'As debuts go, this one is astral ? as well as teasing, intelligent and knowing ... Catton anatomises brilliantly the psychology of youth, its sexual mores, it's posing pretentiousness, its worries, its bravado ... So much accomplishment carried so lightly.' (The Scotsman)
'Timeframes overlap and collide in this ingenious ontological kaleidoscope of a debut, but the experimentalism ? which demands that the reader keep all her wits about her ? is tempered by a real knack for narrative and a cast of painfully familiar teenage characters who are all desperate to be as confident, cool, charismatic and funny as possible. These are qualities that the extraordinary Eleanor Catton has in spades.' (The Times)
'This astonishing debut novel from young New Zealander Eleanor Catton is a cause for surprise and celebration: smart, playful and self-possessed, it has the glitter and mystery of the true literary original ... the prose is so arresting, the storytelling so seductive, that wherever the book falls open it's near-impossible to put down.' (The Guardian)
Titre : The Rehearsal
Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Description du livre Blackstone Audio. État : BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on Library CD - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. N° de réf. du libraire 2225554