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Straight man

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New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2012, [2008].
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1 sound file (14 hr., 12 min.) : digital., Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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William Henry Devereaux, Jr., spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania University. Over the course of a single convoluted week, he threatens to execute a duck, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, discovers that his secretary writes better fiction than he does, suspects his wife of having an affair with his dean, and finally confronts his philandering elderly father, the one-time king of American Literary Theory, at an abandoned amusement park. Such is the canvas of Richard Russo's Straight Man , a novel of surpassing wit, poignancy, and insight. As he established in his previous books -- Mohawk , The Risk Pool , and Nobody's Fool -- Russo is unique among contemporary authors for his ability to flawlessly capture the soul of the wise guy and the heart of a difficult parent. In Hank Devereaux, Russo has created a hero whose humor and identification with the absurd are mitigated only by his love for his family, friends, and, ultimately, knowledge itself. Unforgettable, compassionate, and laugh-out-loud funny, Straight Man cements Richard Russo's reputation as one of the master storytellers of our time.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415951828

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Downloadable audio file.
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Unabridged.
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
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Read by Sam Freed.
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William Henry Devereaux, Jr. is a reluctant chairman of the English department at a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character -- he is a born anarchist -- and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his own youthful promise and the ominous failure of certain bodily functions. Straight man is classic Russo -- sidesplitting and true to life, witty and compassionate.
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System Details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Russo, R., & Freed, S. (20122008). Straight man. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Russo, Richard, 1949- and Sam. Freed. 20122008. Straight Man. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Russo, Richard, 1949- and Sam. Freed, Straight Man. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20122008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Russo, Richard, and Sam Freed. Straight Man. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20122008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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