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The Panopticon
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The Panopticon (Paperback)

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Fifteen-year old Anais Hendricks is smart, funny and fierce, but she is also a child who has been let down, or worse, by just about every adult she has ever met. Sitting in the back of a police car, she finds herself headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders where the social workers are as suspicious as its residents. But Anais can't remember the events that have led her there, or why she has blood on her school uniform...



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 04/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9780099558644  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jenni Fagan was born in Scotland. She graduated from Greenwich University and won a scholarship to the Royal Holloway MFA programme. She has just completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. A published poet and novelist, she has won awards from Creative Scotland, Dewar Arts, Scottish Screen and Scottish Book Trust among others, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Jenni was selected as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists after the publication of her debut novel, The Panopticon, which was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Her adaptation of The Panopticon was staged by the National Theatre of Scotland to great acclaim. The Sunlight Pilgrims, her second novel, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Encore Award and the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year Award, and saw her win Scottish Author of the Year at the Herald Culture Awards. She lives in Edinburgh with her son.

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Moving and heartfelt, this book will open your eyes to a system that fails so many of the children that it seeks to protect. Anais Hendricks is brilliantly written, the perfect protagonist for this journey through a world in which childhood ends far too soon. Jenni Fagan is a wonderful writer, perceptive and unflinching. An amazing début novel, highly recommended.

- 31/05/2013
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