Straight Man

William Henry Devereaux, Jr., spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania University. Over the course of a single convoluted week, he threatens to execute a goose, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, discovers that his secretary writes better fiction than he does, suspects his wife of having an affair with his dean, and finally confronts his philandering elderly father, the one-time king of American Literary Theory, at an abandoned amusement park.

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Product Overview
ISBN 9780375701900
Categories BX, Contemporary Fiction, Fic20, Fiction
Author(s) Richard Russo
Publisher Vintage Books
Pages 391
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.0cm x 2.3cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.31 kg
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