St. Martin's Press
On Sale: August 13, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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Humor | Fiction
A tumultuous and often hilarious first novel about one year
of insanity at the Ivy-like Devon University, a blissful
bubble of elite students and the adults at their
Eph Russell is an English professor up for
tenure. He may look and sound privileged, but Eph is right
out of gun-rack, Bible-thumping rural Alabama. His beloved
Devon, though, has become a place of warring tribes, and
there are landmines waiting for Eph that he is unequipped to
see. The cultural rules are changing fast.
Harris is an entitled freshman â€“ er, firstyear -from
Manhattan. Her singular ambition is to be a prominent
socialite â€“ an "It Girl." While most would kill for a
place at Devon, to her college is a dreary impediment. She
is pleasantly surprised to find some people she can tolerate
in the Fellingham Society, a group of self-professed campus
monarchists. When things become socially difficult, Lulu is
forced to re-channel her ambition in a most unexpected way â€“
as a militant feminist. In the process, she and Eph will
find their fates at odds.
Also in the mix is Red
Wheeler, who is in his seventh year at Devon, and is
carefully managing his credits to stay longer. As the alpha
dog atop Devon's progressive hierarchy, Red is the most
"woke" guy on campus. But when his position is threatened,
he must take measures.
All paths collide in a riotous
climax. Campusland is a timely and gleeful skewering
of the modern American campus and its tribal culture.
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