by Jenni Fagan
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
I have a thing for Scottish accents. Especially Scottish accented women. Like, if you're a lady and your Scottish accent is so strong I can hardly understand you, I'm done for.
This has nothing to do with Scottish accents, but Jenni Fagan is a Scottish writer whose debut novel will be published tomorrow here in the US. Her accent is rather light, but she seems to be a lovely woman.
Honestly, I haven't read a word of The Panopticon yet, but it arrived on Saturday and I haven't had a chance to crack it yet. I'm headed to Florida next week and I'll take it with me. If I finish, I'll write something up when I return.
Here's the first bit of the publisher's blurb:
Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car. She is headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember what’s happened, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and Anais’s school uniform is covered in blood.Sounds cool, right? The New York Times seemed to like it.
Let's let author Jenni Fagan describe it to you: