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The Devil and Webster

Jean Hanff Korelitz

From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known, The Devil and Webster is a compelling novel about a student protest, examining some of the most topical concerns at the heart of society today.

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On the elite New England campus of Webster College, a student protest is underway. Initially supported by Webster’s first female president, the former activist Naomi Roth, the protest begins to grow and fester, attracting the media. Attention becomes focused on one charismatic student, a Palestinian immigrant named Omar, as rising tensions on the once-tranquil campus threaten to turn violent. Faced with an impossible and potentially tragic conflict, that now involves her own student daughter, Naomi must reconsider her responsibilities to Webster, and her own long held beliefs.

Critic Reviews

An engrossing, thought-provoking must-read.

Daily Mail
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The novel deftly tackles protest throughout the generations . . . Engaging

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A sharp and insightful novel . . . with a clever plot twist . . .This ought to be the start of a golden age for the campus novel.

Wall Street Journal
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Korelitz has an engaging writing style . . . A must-read.

New York Journal of Books
Jean HanffKorelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the bestselling author of the novels A Jury Of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose, Admission, and most recently the New York Times bestseller You Should Have Known, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for…

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