Straight Man by Richard Russo

Straight Man Paperback Jun 1 1998

By 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 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.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Books
Publication date
Jun 1 1998
Language
English
Pages
416
ISBN-13
9780375701900
ISBN-10
0375701907
Weight
313g
Dimensions
133.0mm x 207.0mm