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Straight man, Richard Russo

Label
Straight man
Title
Straight man
Statement of responsibility
Richard Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The setting is Pennsylvania. By the author of Nobody's Fool
Summary
During one tortuous week, Hank Devereaux, head of the English department at the state university in Railton, Pennsylvania, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, finds his secretary is a better writer than he is, suspects his wife is having an affair, threatens wild fowl, and confronts his father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053493
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russo, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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College teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
Straight man, Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 391 p.
Isbn
9780679432463
Lccn
96048578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35927199
  • (OCoLC)35927199
Label
Straight man, Richard Russo
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 391 p.
Isbn
9780679432463
Lccn
96048578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35927199
  • (OCoLC)35927199

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