Daughters of the revolution : a novel
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Published:
New York : Knopf, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
173 pages ; 25 cm.
Rating:
Adult
Status:
Whites Creek High - Teen Fiction
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Description
"From the O. Henry Award-winning author of the story collection The Bostons a New York Times Notable Book, Los Angeles Times Book of the Year and winner of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers an exquisite first novel set at a disintegrating New England prep school. It's 1968. The prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School in the town of Cape Wilde is run by its aging, philandering headmaster, Goddard Byrd, known to both his friends and his enemies as God. With Cape Wilde engulfed by the social and political storms of integration, coeducation and the sexual revolution, God has confidently promised coeducation over my dead body. And then, through a clerical error, the Goode School admits its first female student- Carole Faust, a brilliant, intractable fifteen-year-old black girl. What does it mean to be the First Girl? Carolyn Cooke has written a ferociously intelligent, richly sensual novel about the lives of girls and women, the complicated desperation of daughters without fathers and the erosion of paternalistic power in an elite New England town on the cusp of radical social change. Remarkable for the precision of its language, the incandescence of its images, and
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Language:
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ISBN:
9780307594730 :

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A clerical error leads to Carole Faust, a brilliant, fifteen-year-old, African-American girl, being admitted to the prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School in Cape Wilde, in 1968,leaving the school's aging, philandering headmaster, Goddard Byrd, who had previously spoken out against coeducation, to deal with the political and social fallout.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cooke, C. (2011). Daughters of the revolution: a novel. New York: Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cooke, Carolyn, 1959-. 2011. Daughters of the Revolution: A Novel. New York: Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cooke, Carolyn, 1959-, Daughters of the Revolution: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cooke, Carolyn. Daughters of the Revolution: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 2011. Print.

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