The author of "Publish and Perish" returns with a Faustian tale of the horrors of academe. The perfect-pitch blend of satire and horror, it is the story of an English lecturer who gets the axe at his job, loses his finger in a freak accident, and then finds that he has acquired a strange power: he can force his will onto others with the touch of his reattached finger.

The Lecturer's Tale 2002, St. Martins Press-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312287719

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