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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 synopsisHank 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 contend with when he learns that he must cull 20 per cent of his department to meet budget. Half in love with three women, unable to understand his younger daughter or come to terms with his father, he has a dangerous philosophy that life, and academic life, could be simpler, but he fails to see the larger consequences of his own actions or of the small-world politics that ebb and flow around him, as his colleagues jostle for position and marriages fall apart and regroup. The despair of his wife, and the scourge of the campus geese, he is a man at odds with himself and caught somewhere between cause and effect.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Clean unmarked hardcover, tight...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Clean unmarked hardcover, tight and square with sharp corners, 1/4 inch rubbed spot to top edge of both boards. Unclipped dustjacket with faint wear, mild wrinkle to spine tail. NY: Random House, 1997. Stated First Edition with full (2. ) number line, 1st printing. The authors fourth novel, Russo was later awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "Empire Falls". --Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, ...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo); Free from inscriptions or marginalia. 391 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide.
Description:First edition, first printing. Fine in fine, very faintly soiled...First edition, first printing. Fine in fine, very faintly soiled dust jacket with signed copy emblem, in mylar. Signed by the author.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 391 p...Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 391 p. Audience: General/trade. Fine first edition in fine dust jacket.
Description:Near Fine / Fine Dj in protective mylar sleeve. in Fine jacket....Near Fine / Fine Dj in protective mylar sleeve. in Fine jacket. Clean, tight, price intact. Lightly foxed top edge, else fine. 391 pages. Signed on title page by the author. ZSBH B4055. Signed by Author.
Description:Near Fine in near fine jacket. 1st/1st. Quarterbound in creme...Near Fine in near fine jacket. 1st/1st. Quarterbound in creme and black; Red title along spine. Deckled fore-edge. Slight edgewear. A faint soilspot at head edge along with a remainder dot. 1/4-inch soil at rear board, tail-edge of DJ. Otherwise an unmarked and clean book excpet where Russo SIGNED on the full title page.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. First Print. First print signed by...Fine in fine dust jacket. First Print. First print signed by author on the title page. Dust jacket is in removable brodart cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a well padded, sturdy box.
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. ...
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, ...
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