"A work of sheer joy."
Three witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academia—a world where Derrida rules, love is "a complicated ideological position," and poetic justice is served with a supernatural twist. Combining the wit of David Lodge with Poe's delicious sense of the macabre, Publish and Perish is stylish, unsettling, and funny on every page.
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
"Riveting...exhilarating...a work of sheer joy."
-Cathleen Schine, The New York Times Book Review
"Entirely delightful...wickedly funny...There hasn't been a genuinely adroit novel of academic manners since Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution."
-Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
"Hynes must have struck a pact with the devil when he began writing these tales because their tone is perfect."
-Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
"Deliciously creepy novellas...Hynes's writing is diamond sharp, revealing his characters' souls as surely as a Judgment Day angel."
-Amy Waldman, People