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The Panopticon

A Novel

By Jenni Fagan

An Amazon Best of the Year pick and named one of NPR, Library Journal, and Flavorwire's Best of 2013 novels, THE PANOPTICON is a dazzling debut by one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists

Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car. She is headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember what’s happened, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and Anais’s school uniform is covered in blood.
Raised in foster care from birth and moved through twenty-three placements before she even turned seven, Anais has been let down by just about every adult she has ever met. Now a counter-culture outlaw, she knows that she can only rely on herself. And yet despite the parade of horrors visited upon her early life, she greets the world with the witty, fierce insight of a survivor.
Anais finds a sense of belonging among the residents of the Panopticon – they form intense bonds, and she soon becomes part of an ad hoc family. Together, they struggle against the adults that keep them confined. When she looks up at the watchtower that looms over the residents though, Anais knows her fate: she is an anonymous part of an experiment, and she always was. Now it seems that the experiment is closing in.

Named one of the best books of the year by the Times Literary Supplement and the Scotsman, The Panopticon is an astonishingly haunting, remarkable debut novel. In language dazzling, energetic and pure, it introduces us to a heartbreaking young heroine and an incredibly assured and outstanding new voice in fiction.



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Format: Book
Author: Fagan, Jenni
Title: The panopticon : a novel / Jenni Fagan.
Publisher Date: New York : Hogarth, [2013]
Isbn: 9780385347860
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Format: Book
Author: Fagan, Jenni.
Title: The panopticon : a novel / Jenni Fagan.
Edition: First American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Hogarth, [2013]
Description: 282 pages ; 25 cm.
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by William Heinemann, a division of the Random House Group Limited, London, in 2012"--Title page verso.
LCCN: 2013006072
ISBN: 9780385347860
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Fagan