Oligarchy (Hardback)Scarlett Thomas (author)
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Joyously scabrous and bitterly satirical, Thomas’ dive into the callous world of teen privilege is both whiplash smart and unexpectedly poignant. As the comforting tropes of modern life fall away to reveal a dark mystery, Oligarchy trains an unflinching eye on the rituals of private school life and splintered, toxic relationships.
When Tash, daughter of a Russian oligarch, is sent to an English boarding school, she is new to the strange rituals of the girls there. Theirs is a world of strict pecking orders, eating disorders and Instagram angst. While she spends her time with the other girls at the lake and the stables, a hand-picked few are invited to join the Headmaster at his house for extra lessons. Then her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, and quickly the routines of her dorm-mates seem darker and more alien than ever before.
Oligarchy is the fierce new novel about power, privilege and peer pressure from the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 240 x 147 x 24 mm
'Oligarchy is a delicious slap in the face; stunningly intelligent, alarmingly modern, hilariously funny, deeply pertinent, true, fantastical and several hankies'-worth of poignant.' - Louisa Young
'An intricate black jewel of a novel. Weeks later I'm still thinking about it.' - Kirsty Logan
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