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Shares the stories of ambitious students, law office politics, veteran attorneys, dispirited clerks, job interviewers, a student's romances, and an aging judge
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This uneven collection of short stories by a Chicago attorney offers an irreverent and macabre look at the legal world. Older lawyers are regretful and younger lawyers fearful, and many of them crack or ossify under the pressure of their work. In "The Balloon of William Fuerst," the protagonist frequently has sensations of "a slight hissing of air from his ears." "I Am Greenwald, My Father's Son" is about an ambitionless attorney who whiles away the days composing a memo to the other partners of his firm complaining about such things as the stationery, the librarians' clothing, the selection of magazines on the reception room table. "Mentoring" is a stomach-turning tale about the first female and first Jewish lawyer at a law firmshe has an affair with a married partner, miscarries his child and for a time keeps the fetus in a Ziploc bag in her purse. "The Cornucopia of Julia K." sums up most characters' attitudesJulia, a burned-out partner at a corporate law firm, tells an eager law student to try another field: "Go where the sun shines occasionally. You can always come back and get yourself a tailored suit and a briefcase and be an advisor to chicken franchisers."
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Book Description American Bar Association. Condition: Good. . Seller Inventory # R13G-00146
Book Description American Bar Association, Chicago, 1983. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Clean pages with no markings in the text. The cover has a few small creases. Signed on the title page by the author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 022942
Book Description American Bar Association, Chicago, 1983. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Not Stated. Matte, soft cover, 83p. Cover shows light shelf-wear. Tight and clean otherwise. "All stories in this collection appeared in Student Lawyer, the magazine of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association, with the exception of The Butterfly, published in Kansas Quarterly, and Picasso Is Dead, Published in The Hyde Parker." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 5437
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