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The Resource Oligarchy : a novel, Scarlett Thomas

Oligarchy : a novel, Scarlett Thomas

Label
Oligarchy : a novel
Title
Oligarchy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Scarlett Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of The Seed Collectors comes a darkly comic take on power, privilege, and the pressure put on young women to fit in--and be thin--at their all-girls boarding school. It's already the second week of term when Natasha, the daughter of a Russian oligarch, arrives at a vast English country house for her first day of boarding school. She soon discovers that the headmaster gives special treatment to the skinniest girls, and Natasha finds herself thrown into the school's unfamiliar, moneyed world of fierce pecking orders, eating disorders, and Instagram angst. When her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, the world of the school gets ever darker and stranger. The halls echo with the story of Princess Augusta, the White Lady whose portraits--featuring a hypnotizing black diamond--hang everywhere. She fell in love with a commoner and drowned herself in the lake, and her ghost is said to haunt the dorms. But the girls don't really know anything about the woman she was, much less anything about each other. Hilariously dark, Oligarchy is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for the digital age. Scarlett Thomas captures the lives of privileged teenage girls seeking to be loved and accepted in all their triviality and magnitude. With the help of her diet-obsessed classmates, Tash must try to stay alive--and sane--while she uncovers what's really going on
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Scarlett
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oligarchy
  • Boarding schools
  • Single-sex classes (Education)
  • Boarding schools
  • Oligarchy
  • Single-sex classes (Education)
Target audience
adult
Label
Oligarchy : a novel, Scarlett Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1102475589
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781640093065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102475589
Label
Oligarchy : a novel, Scarlett Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1102475589
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781640093065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102475589

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