Beet (Paperback)

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Description


Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (ne Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn't going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.

About the Author


Roger Rosenblatt's essays for Time and The NewsHour on PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and sixteen books, including the national bestsellers Kayak Morning, Making Toast, Unless It Moves the Human Heart, Rules for Aging, the novel Lapham Rising, and Children of War, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has held the Briggs-Copeland appointment in the teaching of writing at Harvard, and is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook University.

Praise For…


“This is Mr. Rosenblatt’s first novel. I hope it’s not his last.”
-New York Sun

“[An] uproarious debut…. Rosenblatt wields his satiric saber with skill and compassion. A-.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“Great stuff.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061344282
ISBN-10: 0061344281
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 27th, 2009
Pages: 225
Language: English