The Lecturer"s Tale A Novel by James Hynes

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Published by Picador .

Written in English

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  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9862877M
ISBN 100312287712
ISBN 109780312287719

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“The Lecturer's Tale is rowdy and brilliant—pointedly literate and scathingly funny all at once.” —Texas Monthly “A delight to read It is the kind of book that all of us who spend hour upon hour trying to achieve consensus in ideological divided committees fantasize about writing someday (if only we had Hynes's talent).”Brand: Picador.

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