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The Fine Art of Fucking Up (Paperback)

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Not only is the title great, but the book is too!  The plot run-down kinda says what you need to know, but you should know that this book delivers on its promises.  It is funny, sweet, and adventurous.  The characters are perfectly created (especially if you know a professor from a liberal arts university).  It reminded me so much of my college days.  Oh the shenanigans! -Shane's June Staff Pick 2015

 

Not only is the title great, but the book is too!  The plot run-down kinda says what you need to know, but you should know that this book delivers on its promises.  It is funny, sweet, and adventurous.  The characters are perfectly created (especially if you know a professor from a liberal arts university).  It reminded me so much of my college days.  Oh the shenanigans! -Shane's June Staff Pick 2015

 
— From Shane's Reading List

Not only is the title great, but the book is too!  The plot run-down kinda says what you need to know, but you should know that this book delivers on its promises.  It is funny, sweet, and adventurous.  The characters are perfectly created (especially if you know a professor from a liberal arts university).  It reminded me so much of my college days.  Oh the shenanigans! 

— From Shane's Fiction Picks

Description


It's war at the School of Visual Arts, and nobody's art is safe. Not even Jackson Pollock's
Your archenemy taunts you with clandestine bacon frying. Your boss feverishly cyberstalks an aging romance novel cover model. Your husband unexpectedly takes in a wayward foreign national. Your best friend reveals a secret relationship with your longstanding workplace crush.
Welcome to the life of Nina Lanning, lone and floundering administrator of a prestigious Midwestern art school. Her colleagues are pioneers of contemporary art movements, inspirational orators, creative virtuosos and the source of constant headaches as they rage against the authority Nina represents. They also happen to be her closest friends.
When once-a-century flooding threatens to destroy the art building, and the priceless Jackson Pollock trapped inside, Nina and her ragtag band of faculty members undertake to rescue the early work of the splatter master. Propelled by disasters both natural and personal, Nina must confront her colleagues, her husband, and most importantly, herself. Cate Dicharry's debut novel is a painfully hysterical examination of what is truly worth saving, and mastering the art of letting go.

About the Author


Cate Dicharry lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her husband and two small sons. "The Fine Art of Fucking Up" is her first novel.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781939419255
ISBN-10: 1939419255
Publisher: Unnamed Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English