The Dean's December, Paperback

The Dean's December Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



Dean Corde is a man of position and authority at a Chicago university.

He accompanies his wife to Bucharest where her mother, a celebrated figure, lies dying in a state hospital.

As he tries to help her grapple with an unfeeling bureaucracy, news filters through to him of problems left behind in Chicago.

A student had been been murdered and Corde had directed that charges be pressed against two black youths, but controversy and pressure are mounting against the university administration.

Further, a series of articles written by Corde has offended influential Chicagoans whom he had counted as friends.

Corde is troubled: at home the centre is not holding firm, in Eastern Europe authority is cruel and dehumanising.




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