Borderliners (Harvill Panther)

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A novel of three damaged children suffer the regime of an experimental school where time is an instrument of oppression to be resisted and subverted.

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow

"Brilliant"
--The Boston Globe

"The Catcher in the Rye meets A Brief History of Time...Brilliantly tormenting and philosophically haunting."
--Glamour

"Gripping and disturbing...Heg's evocation of the way a child perceives the world is alarmingly vivid."
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They're refugees from orphanages and reform schools, children in danger of being institutionalized for not fitting in: Borderliners.  Now they've been given one last chance:  transfer to an exclusive private academy where they will be integrated with normal, privileged students.  What they don't know--yet--is that they are subjects of a secret experiment in social Darwinism.  All they have is time, every moment of which is rigidly managed by their Dickensian academy.  For Peter and his newfound friends, August and Katarina, the only escape from the draconian present is in recreating time and space for themselves in an insidious rebellion that is both revolutionary--and suicidal...

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