What was she thinking?: notes on a scandal

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Henry Holt,
Pub. Date:
2003.
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1st ed.
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English
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A lonely schoolteacher reveals more than she intends when she records the story of her best friend's affair with a pupil in this sly, insightful novel Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary existence; aside from her cat, Portia, she has few friends and no intimates. When Sheba Hart joins St. George's as the new art teacher, Barbara senses the possibility of a new friendship. It begins with lunches and continues with regular invitations to meals with Sheba's seemingly close-knit family. But as Barbara and Sheba's relationship develops, another does as well: Sheba has begun a passionate affair with an underage malestudent. When it comes to light and Sheba falls prey to the inevitable media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her freind's defense--an account that reveals not only Sheba's secrets but her own. What Was She Thinking? is a story of repression and passion, envy and complacence, friendship and loneliness. A complex psychological portrait framed as a wicked satire, it is by turns funny, poignant, and sinister. With it, Zoë Heller surpasses the promise of her critically acclaimed first novel, Everything You Know.
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9780805073331
03124219902003
97803124219912003
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subject_facet Female friendship -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Loneliness -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Satire, Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction, Women teachers -- Fiction
title_display What was she thinking? : notes on a scandal
title_full What was she thinking? : notes on a scandal / Zoë Heller
title_short What was she thinking? :
title_sub notes on a scandal
topic_facet Female friendship, Humorous stories, Loneliness, Psychological fiction, Satire, Teacher-student relationships, Women teachers