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Title:
The panopticon : a novel
Author:
Fagan, Jenni.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hogarth, 2012.
Physical Description:
282 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Like everyone else in the Panopticon, 15-year-old Anais Hendricks has been in and out of foster care practically since birth. "[B]orn in a nuthouse to nobody that was ever seen again, " she had her only successful foster placement with a prostitute later stabbed to death (Anais found the body). She's been sent to this facility, where the inmates are under constant surveillance, because she had a bad history with a policewoman who has been bludgeoned into a coma, and Anais--almost permanently whacked on whatever drug she can lay her hands on--can't explain why she has blood on her skirt. Amid the institution's crescent-shaped buildings and all-seeing watchtower, Anais befriends a group of ragtag ruffians and delves into her past, endlessly stoned and concerned she's being watched by an entity she calls "the experiment."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385347860

9780385347952
Format :
Book

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