Penelope

ISBN-10: 030795031X
ISBN-13: 9780307950314
Edition: 2012
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Description: When Penelope O’Shaunessy, “an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair” steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

When Penelope O’Shaunessy, “an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair” steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and for heaven's sake, stop playing Tetris on your phone at parties." Penelope needs this advice. She is the kind of girl who passes through much of her life with coffee spilled on her white shirt, who can't quite tell when people are joking, and who, inevitably, always says the wrong thing. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school. Gloriously skewering the social hierarchy of college,Penelopeis the brilliantly funny story of one of the most singular, memorable heroines in recent fiction.  

Rebecca Harrington read English at Harvard, Journalism at Columbia and now works as a staff writer for the Huffington Post. An anglophile, she regularly visits the UK but is currently based in New York.

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