The Stand-In

The Stand-In


by David Helwig

Published by: Biblioasis

128 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781771962001
  • Published: February 2018


A retired academic is called to a remote university to speak as the replacement for an old friend recently deceased in unusual circumstances. The Stand-In is a transcript of these lectures, revealing a sophisticated tale of art, fame, and adultery that unfolds through rambling anecdotes and flashes of scholarly grandstanding. Fiercely funny and bitterly ironic, The Stand-In has been called the best academic doppelgänger story since Nabokov’s Pale Fire.