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  • ISBN: 9780525534938
  • ISBN: 0525534938
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.

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General Note:
"A novel."
Summary, etc.:
"A coming-of-age campus novel about a group of students who take revenge on a professor after she destroys one of their own" -- Provided by publisher.
Hannah, Leslie and Jimmy, graduate students at Fielding campus, are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. The threesome came to study writing, to be writers, and this is the story they've woven together: of friendship and passion, of competition and envy, of creativity as life and death. Simone, a young, bestselling author and erstwhile model, shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious. Love; death; revenge... these tropes come to life as the semesters unfold. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Seventeen students from various walks of life arrive in Albany to begin their MFA writing program. The cliques soon become obvious, but three individuals quickly stand out: Hannah, a beautiful, put-together woman whose poetry has already been published; Leslie, the rebellious one who wants to write erotica; and Jimmy, the passionate but seemingly inconsequential prodigy. The trio's unlikely friendship becomes an enigma to their fellow writing students, who love observing them. When visiting professor Simone, a young, best-selling author, arrives, she disturbs the balance with her harsh critiques and pernicious demeanor. And after tragedy strikes during their second year, vengeance becomes imminent. The three writers soon witness love, death, and ruin during their residencies and come together to create their collective narrative of revenge. Zancan (Local Girls, 2016) weaves together an extraordinary story peopled by fascinating characters who are not easily forgotten. She explores the communal process of literary production and creates a palpable tension between creation and destruction that will keep readers engaged. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Caroline Zancan is the author of the novel Local Girls. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. A Senior Editor at Henry Holt, she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with her husband and their children.

Subject: College students > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Creative writing (Graduate education) > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
College students > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Campus fiction.

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