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Still in Love

A Novel
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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This hilarious, sometimes harrowing, and ultimately heartening novel is the companion to the critically acclaimed, national bestseller Perfect Agreement 

"Beautifully and economically written, and very funny." (Linda Wertheimer, NPR)

This is your chance to enroll in English 10 at highly rated Hellman College - if you can find a place to sit in the fantastically overcrowded classroom. 

Mark Sternum, whom listeners first met in Downing’s beloved novel Perfect Agreement, is a veteran teacher. Twenty years older, separated for six months from his longtime lover, and desperate to duck the overtures of double-dealing deans above him and disgruntled adjunct faculty below him, Mark has one ambition every day he is on campus - to close the classroom door and leave the world behind. His escape, however, is complicated by his contentious, complicated wrestling match of a relationship with the Professor, the tenured faculty member with whom Mark has co-taught this creative-writing workshop for ten years. 

The spectacle of their rigorous, academic relationship is a chance for students - all of us - to learn what an amazing arena the classroom can be. Replete with engaging writing exercises, harsh criticism, and contrarian advice, Still in Love is the story of one semester in a college classroom. And it is an urgent reminder that we desperately need classrooms, that those singular, sealed-off-from-the-world sanctuaries are where we learn to love our lives.

©2019 Michael Downing (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Brilliant beyond articulation - Mind captured with every word

The writer’s (Michael :)) work here is masterful and beautiful capturing my attention with every sentence. The story has left me with an effervescent level of curiosity to know what the lives of every character is like now. His intelligent sharp humor will have you laughing well into the next chapter and gasping in awe of how he said what he said with so few words. You’ll want to have this one on speed dial for a repeat listen, I’ll certainly be coming back.

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