Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780525534969Smart and juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the communityThis deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado,The Gifted Schoolis a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile up with long held secrets and lies Seen through the lens of four families who ve been a part of one another s lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group s children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate It s a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost. Read The Gifted School – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and scholar of medieval literature who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville His first two novels, A BURNABLE BOOK and THE INVENTION OF FIRE, are set in and around medieval London, where the poets Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower spent much of their lives His third novel, THE GIFTED SCHOOL, will appear from Riverhead Books in summer 2019.He is also the author or editor of six nonfiction books on medieval literature and culture, and he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
- 450 pages
- The Gifted School
- Bruce Holsinger
- 17 April 2018 Bruce Holsinger