Russo, Richard Straight Man

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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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"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 Russo's skill and originality that Straight Man often seems as fresh as if it were the first of its sort" ( Literary Review)

"Sentence by sentence Richard Russo shows that his is an eminently accomplished comic talent" ( The Times)

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'Funny and tender' Daily Telegraph

Author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Empire Falls

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