Dear Committee Members

A novel
Product Number: EB00220679
Released: Aug 19, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385538145
Publisher: Anchor
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A Best Book of the Year: NPR and Boston Globe Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Julie Schumacher
Original Publish Date: Aug 19, 2014

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Author(s): Julie Schumacher
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Product Number Z100076498
Released: Aug 19, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780553398687

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