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Straight man

Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comedy on university downsizing. To make sure the English department's budget is not cut, William Devereaux, its chairman, goes on TV threatening to kill a goose a day if that happens. Unfortunately a goose is beheaded soon after and Devereaux finds himself in hot water.
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Genre/Form: College stories
Modern fiction
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Russo
ISBN: 0099376210 9780099376217 0375701907 9780375701900
OCLC Number: 39339744
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1997.
Description: xvii, 391 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Richard Russo.

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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 contend with when he learns that he must cull 20 per  Read more...

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After a while you begin to wish you lived in Richard Russo's world * Sunday Times * A funny and clever novel * Times Literary Supplement * The author has never been funnier. It is a testament to Read more...

 
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