- Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
- Year Published: 2000
- Description: 361 p. ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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The human stain
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Call number: Fiction
Available Copies: West Adult
Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public.
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