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It's been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel.It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help. But, as we all know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions...

Deliciously risque, Blue Angel is a withering take on today's academic mores and a scathing tale that vividly shows what can happen when academic politics collides with political correctness.

About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of ten highly acclaimed works of fiction, including Bigfoot Dreams, Household Saints, Hunters and Gatherers, Primitive People, and Guided Tours of Hell. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and The Paris Review; she is a contributing editor at Harper's, and she writes regularly on art for the Wall Street Journal. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose is a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Johns Hopkins University. She lives in New York City.

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Marjorie Madonne, January 6, 2008 (view all comments by Marjorie Madonne)
I loved this book. So funny but ultimately sad. I loved the open-ended conclusion. Prose is a wonderful writer.
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Deborah Fochler, October 24, 2007 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
A rare gem. A scathing, bitter, hysterically funny look at academia and the politics that controls it. Will leave you angry at a system that is so unfair yet by the time you stop laughing you are almost glad that this author had the subject matter. Much different from A CHANGED MAN yet the book maintains Ms. Prose's unmistakeable style of writing.
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Mick, August 15, 2007 (view all comments by Mick)
Francine Prose tells a tale that weaves teaching and learning, lust and life and all that goes along with that in an academic setting, and it's all thoroughly engaging. I loved reading it, and am so pleased not to be a character in it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060953713
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Prose, Francine
Publisher:
Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Perennial
Series Volume:
505
Publication Date:
20010220
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.03x5.35x.78 in. .56 lbs.

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