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Blue Angel

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The National Book Award Finalist from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose--now the major motion picture Submission



"Screamingly funny ... Blue Angel culminates in a sexual harassment hearing that rivals the Salem witch trials." --USA Today



It has 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 risqué, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 24mm | 439.98g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060882034
  • 9780060882037
  • 395,158

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It has 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 risqué, 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.
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?Francine Prose, a literary arsonist with blistering wit, sends up both smug academics and politically correct undergrads in the satrical bonfire Blue Angel.? -- "Entertainment Weekly?Her trenchant satire of sexual harassment gives political correctness a much deserved poke in the eye.? -- "Vanity Fair?Screamingly funny.? -- "USA Today?A mesmerizing and hilarious tour de force.? -- "Us Weekly?An engaging comedy of manners?Prose once again proves herself one of out great cultural satirists.?-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)?Prose is a pro, and this funny yet devastating novel will rock literary and academic worlds alike.? -- "Mademoiselle
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3,009 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 14% (420)
4 32% (956)
3 34% (1,013)
2 15% (441)
1 6% (179)
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