Bibliophilia

Bibliophilia

A Novella and Stories

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories includes the novel-length title piece in which a post-menopausal university librarian is pressed into reluctant duty as a sex cop and patrols the aisles to prevent illicit student couplings.

Perseus Publishing
In the title novella, 'Bibliophilia,' the unlikely protagonist is a postmenopausal university librarian pressed into reluctant duty as a 'sex cop,' whose job is to troll the stacks for students intent on illicit coupling among the classics. The stories are equally zany and wide-ranging, featuring, among others: a hair scientist who is going bald; an English professor trapped in a monkey cage; a mother who hands her toddler to a mugger while she rummages for money in her purse; a nightwatchman in a used-hubcap yard; and the owner of a landfill who is also the proud father of a teenage chess prodigy. What the fictions have in common is an astute mixture of comedy and pathos. Taking seemingly ludicrous premises, Griffith manages, in surprising ways, to render them poignant.


Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781559706766
1559706767
Branch Call Number: F GRI
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 24 cm

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