"A funny, intelligent, superbly paced social comedy." --The New York Times Vic Wilcox, a self-made man and managing director of an engineering firm. has little regard for academics, and even less for feminists. So when Robyn Penrose, a trendy leftist teacher, is assigned to "shadow" Vic under a... show more
"A funny, intelligent, superbly paced social comedy." --The New York Times Vic Wilcox, a self-made man and managing director of an engineering firm. has little regard for academics, and even less for feminists. So when Robyn Penrose, a trendy leftist teacher, is assigned to "shadow" Vic under a goverment program created to foster mutual understanding between town and gown, the hilarious collusion of lifestyles and ideologies that ensues seems unlikely to foster anything besides mutual antipathy. But in the course of a bumpy year, both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's worlds--and about themselves.
Publish date: July 27th 1990
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
Series: The Campus Trilogy (#3)
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