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Oxford messed up : a novel

Author: Andrea Kaufman
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Grant Place Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rhodes scholar Gloria Zimmerman is an academic superstar who has come to Oxford University to study feminist poetry. Yet the rigors of teh academy pale in comparison to the untreated Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that she suffers from, fueled by her overachieving Chicago parents and manifested in a deathly aversion to germs and human contact. Her next-door neighbor (who is also, to her mortification, her loomate)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Kaufman
ISBN: 9780615516592 9780984675104 0984675108 0615516599
OCLC Number: 794664178
Notes: Includes discussion questions.
Description: 328 p. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Andrea Kayne Kaufman.

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"Rhodes scholar Gloria Zimmerman is an academic superstar who has come to Oxford University to study feminist poetry. Yet the rigors of teh academy pale in comparison to the untreated Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that she suffers from, fueled by her overachieving Chicago parents and manifested in a deathly aversion to germs and human contact. Her next-door neighbor (who is also, to her mortification, her loomate) is Henry Young, the appealing but underachieving musician son of an overbearing and disapproving Oxford don. Still mourning the death of his supportive mother while enduring the mockery of his disapproving and merciless father, ,Henry is haunted by the unexpectedly serious ramifications of a reckless and tragic youth. Gloria and Henry's relationship evolves from a shared obsession with Van Morrison's music into a desire on the part of each to fill in the gaps in the life of the other. Yet the constraingts of a debililtating illness and the looming revelation of a catastrophic secret conspire to throw their worlds into upheaval and threaten the possibilities of their unlikely yet redemptive love" -- Cover flap.

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