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The Panopticon

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
desmond elliott prize Best Book (nominee)
Pa'nop'ti'con ( noun). A circular prison with cells so constructed that the prisoners can be observed at all times. [Greek panoptos 'seen by all'] Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car, headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember the events that led her here, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and there is blood on Anais' school uniform. Smart, funny and fierce, Anais is a counter-culture outlaw, a bohemian philosopher in sailor shorts and a pillbox hat. She is also a child who has been let down, or worse, by just about every adult she has ever met. The residents of the Panopticon form intense bonds, heightened by their place on the periphery, and Anais finds herself part of an ad hoc family there. Much more suspicious are the social workers, especially Helen, who is about to leave her job for an elephant sanctuary in India but is determined to force Anais to confront the circumstances of her birth before she goes. Looking up at the watchtower that looms over the residents, Anais knows her fate: she is part of an experiment, she always was, it's a given, a liberty - a fact. And the experiment is closing in. In language dazzling, energetic and pure, "The Panopticon" introduces us to a heartbreaking young heroine and an incredibly assured and outstanding new voice in fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Panopticon: A Novel
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
ISBN: 0-385-34786-3 / 978-0-385-34786-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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May 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Panopticon
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
ISBN: 0-434-02177-6 / 978-0-434-02177-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Panopticon: A Novel
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
ISBN: 0-385-34795-2 / 978-0-385-34795-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Panopticon
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
ISBN: 0-09-955864-5 / 978-0-09-955864-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Panopticon
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
ISBN: 1-5318-4298-4 / 978-1-5318-4298-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Panopticon
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Panopticon
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Panopticon: A Novel
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
Publisher: Hogarth
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May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Panopticon
Author(s): Jenni Fagan
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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