Fight for Your Long Day

By Alex Kudera
(Atticus Books, Paperback, 9780984510504, 265pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

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Description
"Fight for Your Long Day" is a day-in-the-life satire that follows the eventful unraveling and misadventures of Cyrus Duffleman--"Duffy"-- a portly, down-and-out adjunct instructor who teaches at four urban universities, and then works the night shift. as a campus security guard.

Set in the postmodern age of pervasive terror, Alex Kudera's debut novel embodies the American-made irony of being overeducated, overworked and underpaid. The story ...will appeal to fans of John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces," and Richard Russo's "Straight Man."




About the Author
Alex Kudera has survived a decade of adjunct-teaching overloads but in some circles is better known for his mysterious injuries. He has bussed dishes and tutored English in two countries and fondly recalls writing in museums, parks, and zoos on several continents. A lifelong Philadelphian until fall 2007, Alex currently teaches literature and writing at Clemson University in South Carolina. "Fight for Your Long Day" is his first published novel, but he has promised several more.
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