Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Special Topics in Calamity Physics Cover

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

By Marisha Pessl

Viking Adult, Hardcover, 9780670037773, 528pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2006

Description

?Dazzling,? (People) ?Exuberant,? (Vogue) ?marvelously entertaining,? (The Dallas Morning News) Marisha Pessl?s mesmerizing debut has critics raving and heralds the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of this ?cracking good read?4 is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway school, she finds some?a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this novel?with ?visual aids? drawn by the author?that has won over readers of all ages.

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.