Wahoo Meade is a graduate student at Stanhope University and the ringleader of a small group of graduate teaching assistants in English. They are all about to graduate and are faced with bleak job prospects. The MLA Vacancies List this year, they say, is a No-Vacancies list. There seems to be no hope. Ph.D.s are parking cars for a living. Then one day, one of the old, dusty, tenured professors in the department is killed in his office when a whole wall of his books falls on him. He is not missed for several days. When the accident is at last discovered, Meade is struck by a promising thought, "Anything can happen to these eccentric old professors and nobody would think anything about it".Thus begins a hilarious romp through the halls of academia as Meade sets about systematically studying the eccentricities of individual professors in the department and scheming their demises -- thereby creating the much-coveted vacancies. All goes well until he strikes up a romance with the wife of one of the newest of the eccentric professors, and she begins to see through "The Meade Solution".
Used availability for Robert J Conley's The Meade Solution
February 1998 : USA Hardback