Hardboiled noir meets academic satire in Academy Gothic. Tate Cowlishaw is late for another faculty meeting when he discovers the body of Scoot Simkins, dean of Parshall College. Cowlishaw might be legally blind but sees that a man with three bullets in his head didn't put them there himself. The police disagree. When Cowlishaw investigates, he is told his teaching contract won't be renewed. Suspe...
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press (October 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2133294
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“"The gun sounded a lot like a gun going off."Really funny. The kind of funny that forces you go back a sentence or two to re-read, because you're not quite sure if you may have missed the joke, it was delivered so straight-faced. In other words: My k...”
ts aren't hard to come by at the college annually ranked Worst Value by U.S. News & World Report. While the faculty brace for a visit from the accreditation board, Cowlishaw's investigation leads him to another colleague on eternal sabbatical. Before long, his efforts to save his job become efforts to stay alive. A farcical tale of incompetence and corruption, Academy Gothic scathingly redefines higher education as it chronicles the last days of a dying college.