The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel

The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel

James Hynes


Nelson Humboldt is a vacationing adjunct English lecturer at prestigious Midwest college, until eventually he's unceremoniously fired one autumn morning. mins after the awl falls, his correct index finger is severed in a freak coincidence. medical professionals have the ability to reattach the finger, but if the bandages come off, Nelson realizes that he has obtained a wierd power―he can strength his will onto others with a marginally of his finger. And so he obtains an extension at the hire of his university-owned townhouse and alternatives up sections of freshman composition, saving his profession from utter break. yet quickly those victories appear inconsequential, and Nelson's finger burns for even better glory. Now the Midas of academia wonders if he can reach what each suffering assistant professor and traveling lecturer covets―tenure. The Lecturer's Tale is a pitch-perfect mix of satire and horror.

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