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Oates, Joyce Carol (Rosamond Smith)

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ISBN 10: 0712649271 / ISBN 13: 9780712649278
Published by Barrie & Jankins (UK), 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First UK printing. A psychological mystery. Unread, as new with some minor rubbing to DJ and aging to paper. 274 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3450

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Title: Nemesis

Publisher: Barrie & Jankins (UK)

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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A series of unexplained deaths in an academic community could be the work of a killer looking for revenge when an eminent professor, accused of raping a male graduate student, escapes unpunished for his crime

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The rape of a male graduate student by Rolf Christensen, a famous composer and faculty member, follows a cocktail party given by Maggie Blackburn, director of graduate music education at Curtis Institute of Music in Forest Park, Connecticut. When Brendan Bauer brings charges against Christensen, the less-than-courageous ethics committee generates a cover-up. Someone is out to get Christensen, however, and Bauer seems to be the only suspect. Then Maggie begins an investigation of her own. The story moves at a languid pace through the details of Maggie's life to her championing of her friend. Nemesis is hard to classify. It is not a true "detection" mystery, as the author hides everything from the reader; it is not completely satisfying as a novel, since the characters are undeveloped. Yet it is an intriguing tale of life in a music conservatory set within a counterplot of what happens to people when they are touched by evil. Smith is the pseudonym of Joyce Carol Oates.--Ed.
- Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights, P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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