Manic Readers
Authors
Close
Publishers
Books
Reviews

Reviews

Publishers

Sad and Angry Man
by Phillip Good
Release Date: 01/01/09
Genre:
Pages: 166
Publisher: Zany Books
Format ISBN Price
E-Book 978-0-9841603-6-1 2.98
Author Page: Phillip Good
Buy Now From
   OR   


Summary Excerpt Comments
Divorce and the loss of his job have left Peter at the mercy of a series of psychologists. Teaching at an all-black college in the deep South promises a new beginning. Within hours after pulling off the Interstate, Pete has an apartment, an answering service, and a new girl friend, Peri Mattox.

But the presence of so many blacks makes him nervous. The woman whose job he's taking hasn't left yet and doesn't plan to. Senior faculty resent his existence. And his cover-your-ass boss makes it clear it's to be sink or swim.

Going alone to an after-hours social at the college gymnasium, he learns of the color- and gender-based social distinctions African-Americans make among themselves. And he meets two women who will figure prominently later in the novel-Jewlie Larsson, Peri's aerobic instructor and Mrs. Angel the white wife of the very-black, very promiscuous Dean of Agriculture.

Peter agonizes over his relationship with Peri. They live only in the now, never discuss their children, their jobs, or their past marriages. It is only that minor part of his life in Pineville that they share. And Peri doesn't like black people, wont associate with them.

Faces emerge from the (almost) all-black student body, recognizable personalities: Martin King, the student-body president--is he brown-nosing or sincere in his praise; Kitisha Jackson, the brightest student at the college, afraid to excel lest no man will date her; and a dozen or more students bearing petitions, generally ill-conceived, often fraudulent, for unexcused absences or desired changes in grades.

Still, Peter's position at the college seems increasingly temporary. Changes he thought he'd made to his department (accompanied by all the necessary signatures) never materialize. He turns to Peri for comfort, only to find she is leaving him for Jewel.

The opening chapter of this novel, an invocation, found Peter in the office of a psychiatrist. In the closing chapter, again in a psychiatrist's office, we view the events of the novel in a completely different light.

Great Reads
Possessed (Pagan Light book 1)
Possessed (Pagan Light book 1)
JoAnne Keltner
Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve caus...
Available Now!
Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit
Anne Rainey
Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read!  --Ava Sweet has lusted after bad boy Luke McGiffin since high school and she's tired of him treating her like a kid sister. It's time to show the hunky roofer her feminine side. ...
Available Now!
The Indecent Condition
The Indecent Condition
Ana Star
Lucie is determined to get her promotion. After she found the right piece of art to help her elevate herself in the world of museums, she is stopped by the owner, Gregory Vines. The only way she can obtain her precious artifact, is if she accepts the...
Available Now!
Some Like it Rough
Some Like it Rough
Anne Rainey
Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons, & Anne Rainey print anthology Anne's Story: Cherry On Top Dante has a thing for cherries...ripe, juicy luscious cherries!   Workaholic Dante Ricci doesn’t have time for wome...
Available Now!
Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
Dana Marie Bell
The Halle Shifters Alexander “Bunny” Bunsun is a Bear on a mission. He arrives in Halle, PA for the sole purpose of checking up on his cousin Chloe. Something is not right, and the family has sent Alex, along with Chloe’s brother...
Available Now!
Shadow Games
Shadow Games
Mary Eason
He was the love of her life. The father of her child. Now he was missing and presumed dead behind enemy lines.
Available Now!
Girl Gone Nova (Project Enterprise 2)
Girl Gone Nova (Project Enterprise 2)
Pauline Baird Jones
Doc--Delilah Oliver Clementyne’s—orders are simple: do the impossible and do it fast. A genius/bad ass, she does the impossible on a regular basis. But this time the impossible is complicated by an imminent war between the Earth expedi...
Available Now!
Wild Hearts
Wild Hearts
Rhea Regale
When Shyla Smith learns of her grandfather’s death, she travels to Hood River to put his estate in order. Shyla’s not thrilled with staying at his humble cabin in the middle of a forest, and when a welcoming committee of four wild wolves ...
Available Now!
HER MATES
HER MATES
Suzanne Thomas
AVAILABLE: Monday, March 29th [Menage Amour: Erotic Menage Romance, F/M/M/M/M/M, Shape-shifting Were-Bears] When the five Dupries brothers first look upon the lush beauty destined to be their mate, they are awed and filled with lust. Alice ha...
Available Now!
Two For Hire
Two For Hire
Rie McGaha
Ian James was raised in the lap of luxury, but he was also raised knowing that nothing worth having comes without working for it. Expected to follow in his father’s footsteps and take over the law firm one day, Ian works as an errand boy during the s...
Available Now!



Contact Us   |   Terms of Use   |   Privacy / Refund Policy   |   Sitemap

© 2007- 2019, Manic Readers, LLC