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Lecturer's Tale, the (2000) [Novel]
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Summary :

Nelson Humboldt is a visiting adjunct lecturer at prestigious Midwestern University, until he is unceremoniously fired one crisp autumn morning. Minutes after the axe falls, Nelson's right index finger is severed in a freak accident. Doctors manage to reattach the finger, but when the bandages come off, Nelson realizes that he has acquired a strange power-he can force his will onto others with a mere touch. And so, with a brush of his finger, he obtains an extension on the lease of his university-owned townhouse and picks up two sections of freshman composition, thus saving his career from utter scholastic ruin.

Soon these small victories seem inconsequential, and Nelson's finger starts to burn for even greater glory. Now the Midas of academia wonders if he can attain what every struggling assistant professor and visiting lecturer covets—tenure.

Original title: The Lecturer's Tale
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyHumorous
FictionHorrorMind Control
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

Edition #1: Lecturer's Tale, the

Lecturer's Tale, the (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A full-blown academic farce, a portrait-of-a-community set piece that takes place in as ludicrous a community as one could imagine . . . Hynes has hit on a brilliant ploy in weaving Gothic horror with contemporary lit crit . . ." New York Times Book Review
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Lecturer's Tale, the (January 8, 2001)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0312203322
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.3 x 1.5
Pages: 432

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