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  • ISBN: 0375726349 (2001 Vintage International trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780375726347 (2001 Vintage International trade pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 361 p. ; 24 cm.
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  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2006, 2000.

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General Note: Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2001.
Summary, etc.: It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret. But it's not the secret of his affair, at seventy-one, with Faunia Farley, a woman half his age with a savagely wrecked past - a part-time farmhand and a janitor at the college where, until recently, he was the powerful dean of faculty. And it's not the secret of Coleman's alleged racism, which provoked the college witch-hunt that cost him his job and, to his mind, killed his wife. Nor is it the secret of misogyny, despite the best efforts of his ambitious young colleague, Professor Delphine Roux, to expose him as a fiend. Coleman's secret has been kept for fifty years: from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman, who sets out to understand how this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, had fabricated his identity and how that cannily controlled life came unraveled.
Awards Note:
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2001.
Subject: New England -- Fiction
Teachers -- Complaints against -- Fiction
College teachers -- Fiction
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award
Genre: Psychological fiction.
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