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Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life.
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Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life.
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eBook (432 pages)
Published: August 24, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307805294
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  • From the outside it was clear that the building known generally as "Old Meats" had eased under the hegemony of the horticulture department.

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  • De l'extérieur il était évident que le bâtiment connu d'ordinaire sous le nom de "Vieille Barbaque" était passé doucement sous le contrôle du département d'horticulture.

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  • The breeze lifted Beth's hair, the eldest picked up Amy without any prompting, the two boys stopped fidgeting, fragrance from the blossoming apple trees rolled over him, and a very well...

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  • Le petit vent suleva les cheveux de Beth, l'aînée prit Amy dans ses bras sans qu'on lui demande, les deux garçons cessèrent de gigoter, le parfum des pommiers en fleur vint jusqu'à lui,...

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