The Ask

A Novel
Product Number: EB00102545
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429931724
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A searing, beautiful, and deeply comic novel by a young American master Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has "not been developing": after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. Grasping after odd jobs to support his wife and child, Milo is offered one last chance by his former employer: he must reel in a potential donor-a major "ask"-who, mysteriously, has requested Milo's involvement. But it turns out that the ask is Milo's sinister college classmate Purdy Stuart. And the "give" won't come cheap. Probing many themes- or, perhaps, anxieties-including work, war, sex, class, child rearing, romantic comedies, Benjamin Franklin, cooking shows on death row, and the eroticization of chicken wire, Sam Lipsyte's The Ask is a burst of genius by an author who has already demonstrated that the truly provocative and important fictions are often the funniest ones. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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Author(s): Sam Lipsyte
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2010

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Author(s): Sam Lipsyte
Narrator(s): Sam Lipsyte
Product Number DD13627
Released: May 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427252210
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Author(s): Sam Lipsyte
Narrator(s): Sam Lipsyte
Product Number Z100124879
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427210050

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