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Straight Man


Hank Devereaux, a fifty-year-old, one-time novelist now serving as temporary chair of the English department, has more than a mid-life crisis to ... Show synopsis

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A Hilarious Trip Through Mid ? Life

by RandyEhrler on Aug 1, 2012

Thoughts Inspired by Straight Man; a novel by Richard Russo Hank Devereaux, Jr. has hit the wall of mid-life face first. During just a few days in the spring, we follow Hank as he ?looses it? in the absence of his wife, in the midst of a career in shambles and of a body that is beginning to fail. ... More


Duck, Duck, Goose.

by Tertz29 on Sep 18, 2008

A very fun and poignant novel about middle age and the ambiguities it brings to the body, relationships and the work place. This novel is set in Academia and nails the peculiarities of that exceedingly peculiar entity. How does one deal with long-term relationships with a spouse, children, parents, ... More

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