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The Rooster Bar / John Grisham.

Grisham, John, author. (Author).
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  • 10 of 17 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Barnesville Public Library GRI (Text) 33500012591921 Main Available -
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Crookston Public Library GRI (Text) 33500012591947 Main Checked out 01/25/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library GRI (Text) 33500012592002 Main Checked out 02/01/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385541176
  • ISBN: 0385541171
  • Physical Description: 352 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 October #2
    Grisham's latest centers on for-profit diploma mills that pose as real universities. The tale features a quartet of friends who attend the rather disreputable Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington, D.C. One of the friends, Gordy, suffocating (as they all are) under a crippling student loan and with zero employment prospects, discovers a conspiracy involving the owner of their law school, the student-loan people, and the partners in seedy law firms who use Foggy Bottom's graduates as interns with the promise of future employment that never seems to materialize. After Gordy apparently takes his own life, the remaining friends band together to find some form of justice—for their friend and for themselves. The novel has some strikingly well-drawn characters and a plot that edges tantalizingly close to a full-on caper story, but it also boasts some shrewd commentary on the scourge of fraudulent for-profit universities and the disastrous impact they can have on people's lives. It feels like this is a subject close to Grisham's heart, and he makes the most of it.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A Grisham novel's inevitable rise to bestsellerdom is typically supported by solid storytelling and an all-in marketing campaign, and this one is no exception. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.

Subject: Student loans > Fiction.
Law schools > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Law schools > Fiction.
Legal stories.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
FICTION / Thrillers / Legal.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Law schools > Fiction.
Genre: Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.

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