The facade of respectability often crumbles to dust with remarkable swiftness once its protective armor has been pierced. The relatively minor investigation into the conduct of one police officer results in the discovery of massive corruption within the force. A routine check by the government of a corporation's finances turns up damning evidence of widespread tax evasion, graft, kickbacks, bribes and payoffs. Insignificant-looking cysts reveal malignant tumors. And what of the facade of righteousness and puritan morality in the tree-shaded, picket-and wrought-iron-fenced suburbs of middle-and-upper-middle-class America? What really goes on behind those freshly painted doors? Is depravity an exclusive right of the ghetto-dweller, as many of the more fortunate would like to think? TEACHER ON TOP - the serious and shocking story of one pleasant suburb, and of some of the students and teachers in its ivy-covered high school who helped to crack the facade - and watch it crumble about their heads. A novel that goes beyond the fictitious town in which it is set... possibly any American town?
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 235.87g
- 17 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations