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  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473584990
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 17 hr 16 min
  • Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
  • RRP: $32.99

Prep

The startling coming-of-age novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE




Orange Prize shortlisted first novel by the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestselling author of American Wife, now republished in Black Swan

Brought to you by Penguin. From the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE, ELIGIBLE and YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT.Lee Fiora is a shy fourteen-year-old when she leaves small-town Indiana for a scholarship at Ault, an exclusive boarding school in Massachusetts. Her head is filled with images from the school brochure of handsome boys in sweaters leaning against old brick buildings, girls running with lacrosse sticks across pristine athletics fields, everyone singing hymns in chapel. 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.

'Sittenfeld writes girls and women as they truly are, with shades of light and dark, with and without grace, apologetic as well as fearless' BIM ADEWUNMI, Guardian'PREP might just be my favourite book' PANDORA SYKES'Sittenfeld shares with Salinger a knack of capturing, in effortless prose, a teenager mindset' The Times'PREP is more than a coming of age story - it's a study of social class ... and Sittenfeld renders it with astonishing deftness and clarity.' JENNIFER EGAN'Straightforward, serious, funny... There is so much that is right about this book.' London Review of Books

'Sharp, caustic and brilliantly observed' Observer© Curtis Sittenfeld 2005 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473584990
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 17 hr 16 min
  • Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld pulls no punches in her scathing and hilarious indictments of the American middle classes. Her Sunday Times bestselling novel American Wife was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books include TheMan of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It and her latest novel Rodham. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld is also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld

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Praise for Prep

Sittenfeld is a master of the phenomenon-novel . . . Set in a boarding school, [Prep] was satirical but also affectionate, and told a genuine coming-of-age story that gave the much-derided figure of the preppy American teenager a new dignity.

Gaby Wood, Telegraph

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