The Truants

by Kate Weinberg

$23

A captivating debut about obsession, rivalry and coming of age - an Observer, i and New York Times Book of the Year

Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour.

Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers – led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay – Jess begins to experiment with a new version of herself. But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken as they share secrets, lovers and finally a tragedy. Soon Jess is thrown up against the question she fears most: what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 352 Pages 
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781526600134

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