Naked Came the Post-Postmodernist: A Mystery

Naked Came the Post-Postmodernist: A Mystery


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Naked Came the Post-Postmodernist: A Mystery by Sarah Lawrence College, Writing Class WRIT-3303-R, Melvin Jules Bukiet

Who killed Eric Davenport? A senior mathematics professor at Underhill College has been found dead in his office, the victim of murder. At Underhill, a small liberal arts college with a pricy tuition and a pampered student body, all of the students are close to their professors. But at least one loved Eric Davenport in a deeply inappropriate fashion. Some hated him. And then there is the faculty at war with itself. And the idiotic administration. And the twin boys who live next to campus. And what’s with all those praying mantises?

The collective work of Sarah Lawrence writing class 3303 - R, taught by novelist Melvin Jules Bukiet, here is a send-up of contemporary campus life that is also the latest installment in an inglorious literary tradition of wacky fun. And the mayhem hasn’t stopped. Soon, a student is found dead in the library, and, from the quad to the dorms, crime scenes and crises begin to multiply. A wealthy alumni donor becomes alarmed. Enter a libidinous medical examiner. Depicting rampant insecurities and raging egos, and with a cast of characters from conflicted faculty to student cliques, from hemp kids to Ugg girls and the J Crew crew, Naked Came the Post-Postmodernist takes us on a journey some may find eerily familiar. . . .

Already featured in the New York Times (“A Whodunit Committed by a Whole Classroom”), this first example of collegiate episodic experimental fiction is certain to draw wide attention on publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611459098
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sarah Lawrence College Writing Class WRIT - 3303 - R comprises the thirteen students in the 2012–13 fiction workshop taught by Melvin Jules Bukiet. They are: Sura Antolín, David Calbert, Madeline Dessanti, Elliot Goldman, Jacqui Goodman, Mattie Hagerty, Jessye Holmgren-Sidell, Kit Howland, Kelsey Joseph, Caitlin Murphy, Sasha Pezenik, Patrick Phillips, and Rebecca Shepard. Each student is the author of at least one chapter.

Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of eight books of fiction and has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers. He lives in New York City.

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