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Special topics in calamity physics

Author: Marisha Pessl; Emily Rankin
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge-- and is quite the cinéaste to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Marisha Pessl; Emily Rankin
ISBN: 9780143142096 : 0143142097
OCLC Number: 127469255
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Emily Janice Card.
Description: 17 sound discs (22 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Marisha Pessl.

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A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge-- and is quite the cinéaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the élite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide-- or misguide-- her.

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