Death of the Black-haired Girl

Death of the Black-haired Girl

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In an elite New England college, Professor Steven Brookman embarks upon a careless affair with a brilliant but reckless student, Maud Stack. She is a young woman whose passions are not easily contained or curtailed, and is known as something of a firebrand on campus. As the stakes of their relationship prove higher than either one could have anticipated, their union seems destined to yield tragic and far-reaching consequences.
Publisher: London, Corsair,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9781472115409
9781472116536
9781472115393
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 20 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Dec 16, 2013

"Maud Stack is a beautiful, intelligent, raven-haired college student who has provoked ire on campus with an article about anti-abortion protesters; she's also a heavy drinker involved in an affair with a married professor that is sure to end badly. When she's killed by a hit-and-run driver, it's not immediately clear how accidental her death really was. There are plenty of potential suspects (with the professor in the lead), and while the mystery of Maud's death is not the focal point of the novel, it adds tension to a story in which actions taken - by Maud, the professor, and others - lead to complicated and unsettling consequences." Fiction A to Z December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=711899

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sunshinegirl1
Oct 25, 2013

You know what? The summary is strange. I have no idea what your comment means, debwalkermplstaff. What the fudge does this mean?????

debwalker Oct 25, 2013

"Shelf Talker: Through the story of a professor-student affair at a small New England college, Stone continues his search for compassion and meaning in a world with too little of each."
Shelf Awareness Oct 25 2013

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