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Prep : a novel

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the late 1980s, for reasons even she has difficulty pinpointing, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves her middle-class, close-knit, ribald family in Indiana and enrolls at Ault, an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of, and ultimately a participant in, their rituals and mores, although, as a scholarship student, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 1400062314 9781400062317 9780552776844 055277684X
OCLC Number: 55099405
Description: 406 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Thieves --
All school rules are in effect --
Assassin --
Cipher --
Parents' weekend --
Townie --
Spring-cleaning --
Kissing and kissing.
Responsibility: Curtis Sittenfeld.
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But as she soon learns, Ault is a minefield of unstated rules and incomprehensible social rituals, and Lee must work hard to find - and maintain - her place in the pecking order.  Read more...

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