Blue Angel (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 344 pages
189 Reviews

It has been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help. But, as we all know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. . . .

Deliciously risqué, Blue Angel is a withering take on today's academic mores and a scathing tale that vividly shows what can happen when academic politics collides with political correctness.

  

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Ms Prose-- an amazing American writer... - Goodreads
The ending especially pissed me off. - Goodreads
Gets a second star for its readability. - Goodreads
Ending is sort of weak, though. - Goodreads
Francine Prose it's so talented! - Goodreads
This was the first thing I read by Prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

Two stars for style. And that's it. The book is written absolutely gorgeously. I love the style; it is lyrical and tells a story passionately like Alice might boast of her Wonderland. At first, I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lorraine - Goodreads

Ted Swenson is a middle-aged professor teaching at a small liberal arts college (puritanical college) married to a college nurse. They have a daughter who is currently not speaking to them that is off ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
28
Section 4
41
Section 5
48
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
85
Section 14
154
Section 15
175
Section 16
182
Section 17
199
Section 18
206
Section 19
211
Section 20
223
Section 21
234

Section 9
92
Section 10
109
Section 11
127
Section 12
137
Section 13
143
Section 22
242
Section 23
257
Section 24
267
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About the author (2009)

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in New York City.

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