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Description - Temping by Kirby Olson

Temping is about a no-longer-so-young man who is a temporary secretary, then returns to graduate school, and gets a job teaching the theory of humor--in Finland, where he also manages a circus. The book opens in Seattle and encompasses Hong Kong, France and Finland. It has a love story, rivalries between the hero and other academics, religious ecstacy and several attempted murders. Its characters include Finland's saddest poet, an evil dwarf who is both circus performer and a senior Professor of the Comic, and a beautiful, young, blonde acrobat. Temping is a madcap take on the seriousness of life. And it has a happy ending!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780930773762
ISBN-10: 0930773764
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 139mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Black Heron Press
Publisher: Black Heron Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kirby Olson

Kirby Olson is an assistant professor at SUNY-Delhi, teaching philosophy, mythology, and literature. He has been a freelance writer, publishing art and literary criticism, poetry and translations from the French in Partisan Review, Exquisite Corpse, Second Coming, American Book Review, Pacific Northwest Magazine, and other journals. Temping is his first novel.

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