Blue Angel (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 344 pages
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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
A good book with a disappointing ending. - Goodreads
Francine Prose it's so talented! - Goodreads
Ending is sort of weak, though. - Goodreads
The pace of the novel was good, the characters complex. - Goodreads
This was the first thing I read by Prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I read this book because of a recommendation on Ricochet. I was not disappointed. I am a male university professor with predominantly female students, so this story had particular resonance for me ... Read full review

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User Review  - Asphodel Sternberg - Goodreads

Just never gained any momentum and I had to move on... Read full review

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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
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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. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, 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.

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