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Thestudents at Manhattan Law School, comprised of a series of maze-like anddecrepit old buildings on the edge of the Gowanus Canal, are geographically-challengedand mad as hell – in debt up to their eyeballs and fighting over the few legaljobs left for those far outside the Ivy League. Ourhero, Adam Wright, is a newly minted professor with high hopes and low expectations. Butnothing has prepared him for a classroom of digitally distracted students, arebellion of grade grubbers, a Law Journal staff at the helm of a school-wide‘Pay for an A' scam, and a corrupt administration that runs the school asthough it was a feudal oligopoly. Adam regrets leaving his comfy Manhattancorporate law firm for the wilds of academia, until he finds an ally in thebrilliant, fetching, and National Book Award-nominated LauraStapleton. Nowthe two professors may just have to save legal education – or join theirstudents in the unemployment line…or worse.Withits colorful cast of eccentrics and law school misfits, a satirical plot that –without too much of a stretch – could be ripped from the headlines, and aproven author duo with strong marketing platforms and even better internationalmedia book reviews (see below), The Curve 1) continues Ankerwycke's trend of publishinghigh quality/highly readable legal fiction with an edge, 2) further broadensour appeal to the law school/young lawyer market, and 3) demonstrates yet againthat Ankerwycke can become (and is becoming) the go-to publishing house forestablished and first-time authors of legal fiction.The Curve is a highly entertaining anddeeply ironic novel that satirizes the current state of legal education andreads like a cross ofDangerous Mindsand The Paper Chase.
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Author: Jeremy Blachman & Cameron Stracher
Street Date: June 7, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4079