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Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life.

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A reader and bookseller favorite from its first publication, Pulitzer Prize–winning, nationally bestselling author Jane Smiley's wickedly funny, darkly satiric novel is set in an agricultural college in the American heartland.

Here, in an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named Earl Butz.

About the Author

Jane Smiley is the author of eleven novels, as well as four works of nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. She lives in Northern California.

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ISBN:
9780307472762
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Satire
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;academia;novel;humor;satire;american;college;midwest;literature;contemporary fiction;university;agriculture;literary fiction;universities;academic;comedy;1990s;iowa;america;american literature;contemporary;us;american fiction;academic novel;20th c
Subject:
fiction;academia;novel;humor;satire;american;college;midwest;literature;contemporary fiction;university;agriculture;literary fiction;universities;academic;comedy;1990s;iowa;america;american literature;contemporary;us;american fiction;academic novel;20th c
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.10x5.32x.96 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A reader and bookseller favorite from its first publication, Pulitzer Prize–winning, nationally bestselling author Jane Smiley's wickedly funny, darkly satiric novel is set in an agricultural college in the American heartland.

Here, in an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named Earl Butz.

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