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Prep

Prep

(2005)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Curtis Sittenfeld's sparkling debut is set in an American boarding school, a hotbed of privilege, ambition and neurosis, every bit as snobbish and competitive as anything dreamed up on this side of the Atlantic. Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts; she leaves behind her affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, her head filled with images from the school's glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls hold lacrosse sticks on pristine athletics fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel. As Lee soon learns, Ault is quite unlike anything she has previously experienced, a self-enclosed world populated by jaded teenagers whose expectations, values and social rituals are utterly unfamiliar to her. At first an observer of, then a participant in the hyper-vigilant, intricately demarcated life of the school, Lee eventually finds her own place in the pecking order - until a single act of spontaneous folly shatters her carefully honed identity. "Prep" is a sharp and lucid portrait of the pain and the excitement of adolescence, and a remorseless dissection of privilege and class in the cradle of the American establishment.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 1-4352-7043-6 / 978-1-4352-7043-5 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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January 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-330-44126-4 / 978-0-330-44126-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 1-58724-994-4 / 978-1-58724-994-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Prep: A Novel
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 1-4000-6231-4 / 978-1-4000-6231-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-552-77684-X / 978-0-552-77684-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-330-44127-2 / 978-0-330-44127-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2006 : USA Perfect Paperback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-8129-7581-2 / 978-0-8129-7581-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-330-44136-1 / 978-0-330-44136-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Prep: A Novel
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-8129-7235-X / 978-0-7394-5672-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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November 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 0-330-44163-9 / 978-0-330-44163-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 1-4193-4529-X / 978-1-4193-4529-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Prep: A Novel
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 1-4193-4383-1 / 978-1-4193-4531-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Prep
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Prep: A Novel
Author(s): Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Random House
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