BookBrowse Reviews Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

by Marisha Pessl

Special Topics in Calamity Physics
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    Aug 2006, 528 pages
    Apr 2007, 528 pages

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"Extravagant, witty and dark ... Marisha Pessl's launch is impressive and engaging"

From the book jacket: Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a darkly hilarious coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge—and is quite the cineaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the elite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, ...

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