The Devil and Webster

The Devil and Webster

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Synopsis

Webster College: an elite New England campus and a world of learning where creativity and inclusiveness are the presiding principles. Naomi Roth, a feminist scholar, is named to the coveted position of Webster's president.

When a student protest materializes, Naomi initially supports the movement, feeling proud and protective of the protesters, her own daughter Hannah among them. But the protest begins to fester, attracting students from other institutions and media. Attention begins to focus on one charismatic student, a Palestinian immigrant named Omar, and both the tension on campus and the essential conflicts in Naomi's personal life begin to overwhelm her until she finds herself facing an impossible and ultimately tragic conflict.

The Devil and Webster is shot through with caustic comedy, and yet the Faustian notes are a persistent reminder that the possibility of corruption - personal or institutional - remains our persistent companion, however good our intentions might be.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571327980
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 492g
Height: 154mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 27mm