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National Book Week

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

It’s National Book Week! What’s the 5th sentence on page 56 of the book you’re reading right now?

Teaser Tuesday: “Two L”

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

As announced last week, I’ll be exhuming my old law school satire, Two L, from the vault of lost novels later this month.

Basically, Two L is Measure for Measure meets Evelyn Waugh meets Legally Blonde meets too much free coffee my 3L year.

I debated long and hard about putting it out there because, to be blunt, it is not Pink. The book is modeled very closely on Measure for Measure, which is not known for having Shakespeare’s more lovable characters.

Nonetheless, I’ve always been fascinated by it. To me, Measure for Measure is the archetypal example of the heroine’s journey, in which the intractable Isabella is forced to acknowledge and condone human frailty– including her own. It’s the ultimate debate between the letter of the law on one hand and the nature of justice on the other. And, I’ll admit, I’ve always had a teeny tiny crush on the Duke.

It also provided me an excellent excuse to lampoon the more mock-able bits of law school.

Here’s the blurb:

Something is rotten at Harvard Law. As the frat boys take over the Law Review and the law school sorority, the Veritarts, bring hems to a new high and grades to a new low, the Dean is very strangely gone, leaving in charge one Arthur Agnelli, a scholar of unimpeachable reputation. When a popular lecturer is accused of having an affair with one of his students, 2L Megan Milner reluctantly agrees to try to intercede with Agnelli. But is Agnelli really what he seems? And will the Dean return before the free coffee runs out?

I’d originally intended to put Two L up only on Kindle and Nook (see nervousness about putting it out there, above), but, given the response so far, there’s a shot I’ll be able to make it available in print as well. (And for you Sony e-reader folks, I’m looking into that, too.)

In the meantime, here’s a little preview….