What We Hide

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Pub Date 08 Apr 2014 | Archive Date 10 Jun 2014

Description

Americans Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke pretend they don't. Brenda won't tell what happened with the school doctor. Percy won't tell about his famous dad. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself. Deftly told from multiple points of view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays, What We Hide ia a provocative, honest, often funny and always intriguing look at secrets.

Americans Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny's...


Advance Praise

"Jocelyn employs the points of view of a host of Jenny’s peers in formats that include imagined film scripts and letters written to a former student and feature embarrassing secrets, plenty of sexual misadventure, and true-to-life and funny boarding school dynamics. In doing this, she effectively brings readers into the respective corners of her characters.... These are textured, smart characters, and it’s likely that readers will find themselves wishing for more from many of them.... Poignant and often witty, this novel treats its audience to a nuanced look at the era." - Kirkus Reviews

"Jocelyn provides authentic British flavor and an evocative representation of the tumultuous ’60s, when teens challenged social conventions. Intrigue builds as many figures, willingly or unwillingly, come face-to-face with what they are hiding and must decide whether to drop their deceptive facades." - Publishers Weekly

"Jocelyn employs the points of view of a host of Jenny’s peers in formats that include imagined film scripts and letters written to a former student and feature embarrassing secrets, plenty of sexual...


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