Incredible Bodies by Ian McGuire

Incredible Bodies by Ian McGuire

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A brilliantly funny campus novel with lashings of sex, satire, alienation and adultery

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Coketown University, also known as the 'plughole of England', is where thirty-something Morris Gutman has achieved the mighty heights of temporary lecturer. He's temporary in other ways too - chronically indecisive, easily distracted and barely awake most of the time. Life hasn't turned out as he planned it. His wife hates her job, his child is demanding and insomniac, and he teaches courses like 'Misogyny and the Novel' to ungrateful English students. Now Morris is hoping to negotiate a permanent department job under the noses of smarter and better candidates by being obsequious, cheap, and willing to do anything. But first, he must forge his way through a minefield of waffle and back-biting that is academia. Most importantly he has to win over the driven and dangerous Zoe Cable, a sexually voracious research fellow who tends to ignore him. Morris soon finds himself thrust into Zoe's game, even though he's not too sure of the rules. "Incredible Bodies" is a sordid and hilarious tale of whopping academic grants, alcoholic excess, sleeping on the job, surprise impregnations, and sexual shenagigans.

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SKU GOR007104569
Title Incredible Bodies
Author By (author) Ian McGuire
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0747578478
ISBN 13 9780747578475
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Coketown University, also known as the 'plughole of England', is where thirty-something Morris Gutman has achieved the mighty heights of temporary lecturer. He's temporary in other ways too - chronically indecisive, easily distracted and barely awake most of the time. Life hasn't turned out as he planned it. His wife hates her job, his child is demanding and insomniac, and he teaches courses like 'Misogyny and the Novel' to ungrateful English students. Now Morris is hoping to negotiate a permanent department job under the noses of smarter and better candidates by being obsequious, cheap, and willing to do anything. But first, he must forge his way through a minefield of waffle and back-biting that is academia. Most importantly he has to win over the driven and dangerous Zoe Cable, a sexually voracious research fellow who tends to ignore him. Morris soon finds himself thrust into Zoe's game, even though he's not too sure of the rules. "Incredible Bodies" is a sordid and hilarious tale of whopping academic grants, alcoholic excess, sleeping on the job, surprise impregnations, and sexual shenagigans.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007104569
Title Incredible Bodies
Author By (author) Ian McGuire
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0747578478
ISBN 13 9780747578475
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No