The Year of the Gadfly

The Year of the Gadfly

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Paperback, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, ISBN13 9780544002029, ISBN10 0544002024
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""Do you know what it took for Socrates' enemies to make him stop pursuing the truth?"
"Hemlock.""
Storied, fiercely competitive Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code; its reputation has been unsullied for decades. Now a long-dormant secret society, Prisom's Party, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing students and teachers alike for even the most minor infraction.
Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels sure she can break into the ranks of "The Devil's Advocate," the Party's underground newspaper, and there uncover the source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve the school's new science teacher, who also seems to be investigating the Party. Others point to an albino student who left school abruptly ten years before, never to return. And everything connects to a rare book called "Marvelous Species." But the truth comes with its own dangers, and Iris is torn between her allegiances, her reporter's instinct, and her own troubled past.
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The Year of the Gadfly" is an exhilarating journey of double-crosses, deeply buried secrets, and the lifelong reverberations of losing someone you love. Following in the tradition of classic school novels such as "A Separate Peace," "Prep," and "The Secret History," it reminds us how these years haunt our lives forever.

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Number of Pages: 374
Original Languages: English
Author: Miller, Jennifer
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13: 9780544002029
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0544002024
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