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The Ask A Novel

ISBN: 9780312680633 | 0312680635
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Pub. Date: 3/1/2011

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A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editorsrs" Choice Milo Burke'”husband, father, development officer at a third-tier university'”has just joined the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. Grasping after odd jobs to support his wife and child, Milo is relieved to get another chance from his former boss. All he has to do is reel in a potential donor who, mysteriously, has requested Milors"s involvement. Exploring such themes as work, war, sex, class, child rearing, romantic comedies, Benjamin Franklin, cooking shows on death row, and the eroticization of chicken wire, The Ask is a hilarious tour de force from a writer who has already shown that the deepest fictions are often the funniest.

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