Blue Angel by Francine Prose
A Novel

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Passionate and often savagely funny, Blue Angel finds Salem reborn on the quaint grounds of America's universities.
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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.

 

About Francine Prose

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Francine Prose is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen novels, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel and My New American Life. She has written three other novels for young adults: After, winner of the California Young Reader Medal, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Bullyville, a PW Best Book and Book Sense Children's Pick; and her most recent, Touch. She is also the author of two picture books, Leopold, the Liar of Leipzig and Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose was Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Reviewed by Scott Tobias on Mar 29 2016

Passionate and often savagely funny, Blue Angel finds Salem reborn on the quaint grounds of America's universities.

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