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Ph.D. student Alex Kern is having trouble passing his exams, hanging on to his girlfriend, and teaching his composition classand that doesn’t include the strange hole he’s discovered in his scummy office deep under the football stadium, where more than 100,000 students, citizens, and alumni of West Georgia U gather every Saturday to worship at the feet of the mighty Fighting Bobcats.
As for the hole, it seemingly has no bottom, as Alex discovers when he drops in first a rock, then his cherished Bobble Head Freud, and finallyduring an especially challenging student conferencea troublesome undergraduate. Alex steels himself for the investigation to come, but no one seems to notice the missing student. Things go from bad to worse when Alex is forced to dispose of the world's foremost expert on Ezra Pound in the same way. Once again he steels himself for the consequencesand once again, no one seems to notice. Lowly student or chaired professoreither way, it doesn't seem to matter. West Georgia U can do without them.
What it can’t do without is its star quarterback, Ulysses Moreno. And when Alex drops him down the hole, all hell breaks loose at West Georgia U
Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family. He has published three novels, The Fallen, House of Bones, and Sleeping Policeman (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction has won the International Horror Guild Award and has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award.