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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > Solved! - English prof with magic finger [s]

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message 1: by Jillian (new)

Jillian (jilliangs) | 48 comments I'm trying to remember the title of a book about an english professor who loses his finger in a freak accident and discovers after it is reattached that he has the ability to affect the willpower of others. Things become increasingly bizarre, culminating in a supernatural encounter with an individual who is transgendered and/or two different people. There are several scenes with witty literary bickering amongst the department and a lot of focus on the eerie library tower where the old and rarely read books are kept.

Thanks in advance - this group is such an excellent idea!

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Emily (emmy1066) | 49 comments The Lecturer's Tale
by James Hynes

This looks like a hoot. Definitely a different take on the academia novel. I'm adding it to my "to read" list.

message 3: by Jillian (new)

Jillian (jilliangs) | 48 comments Thanks so much!
I kept thinking it was "professor" rather than "lecturer" somewhere in the title, so my google searches were bringing me nothing. I'm still not sure what I think about the last third of the book, but I enjoyed Hynes' style and his take on academia (I'm currently a lit grad student) so I'll definitely add those other books to my list! Thanks!

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