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by Francine Prose

BLUE ANGEL by Francine Prose

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.

Richard Levine directs BLUE ANGEL, an adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel of the same name. Starring Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi and Addison Timlin.

Harper Perennial; 314 pages; Electronic manuscript available

“There is a way of getting inside your characters that renders them intimately known and comprehensively exposed -- at once privileged and gutted -- and Francine Prose is very good at it... Once you start reading it, you'll be hooked.“—The New York Times Book Review

“What makes Prose's story particularly gripping and outrageous is how much you care for Swenson...“—The New York Times

“This is a blisteringly funny yet compassionate novel about making bad decisions. As for the author, she never makes a false move.“—Newsweek

“Francine Prose takes cruel and accurate aim at the current climate on campus in her new novel Blue Angel It is both funny and really sad.“ — USA Today

“Prose writes brilliantly...I cannot think of a more compelling or moving summer read" - The Times

"Irresistible...one of the funniest and most touching books about being a writer that I have encountered. A modern American masterwork.' - Daily Mail

'Very funny...an excellent novel“—The Independent

“By presenting neither character as an obvious victim or villain, the novel maintains a level of suspense, momentum, and humor. And though the hypocrisy of the political correctness movement has been amply explored elsewhere, Prose still manages to find fresh ways to lampoon it.” —Time

“An engaging comedy of manners. . . . Prose once again proves herself one of our great cultural satirists.”

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)