The Ask
The Ask
A Novel


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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 Milo’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.

Title The Ask
Subtitle A Novel
Author Sam Lipsyte
Publisher Picador
Dewey Classification 813
Title First Published 01 March 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0312680635
ISBN-13 9780312680633
Publication Date 01 March 2011
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00
 


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