The Foreign and Other Misadventures of a Ne'er-Do-Well-Scholar
Steve McIlhenny is a rotten teacher, habitual drunkard, born contrarian and not least a young white male trying to forge a career in the affirmative-action environment and politically-correct atmosphere of American academe in the 1990s. He drifts from one job to another, one woman to the other, one bottle to the next and travels beyond U.S. borders to Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Egypt and Israel where his trials persist and he continues to clash with the academic establishment. Written with McAleer’s trademark humor and verve, POSTDOC is the uncompromising account of an itinerant scholar and his life on the edge of professional oblivion.
"Kevin McAleer’s latest novel POSTDOC has the authenticity of autobiography, the schadenfreude of observing ridiculous people, and the anxieties of dishing the dirt . . . The joys of this book are in the risqué puns, the sharp observations of academic hypocrisies and pretensions, the hero’s ironic scrapes, his foreshadowing of failure while he struggles on."
- Bruce Oliver Newsome, American Greatness
Author Kevin McAleer
Additional product information
- Softcover with flaps
- 21 x 12,5 cm
- November 2021