Novel by Kudera ’91 Traces an Adjunct Professor’s Eventful Day

Book by Alex Kudera ’91

Alex Kudera ’91 has published a new satiric novel, Fight for Your Long Day (Atticus Books), which takes the reader into the secret life of an adjunct college professor, Cyrus “Duffy” Duffleman who has to travel to four universities a day in Philadephia to teach.

Duffy can barely afford his two-room apartment and would be thrilled to have health insurance. Then one day, Duffy’s teaching routine changes when his first class is interrupted by the cryptic mumblings of a possibly psychotic student. Next he encounters a bow-and-arrow assassination. His long day continues downhill from there as he attempts to maintain his sanity and safety.

Kudera is a native Philadelphian who comes from a family of educators. After surviving a decade of adjunct teaching overloads, he now teaches literature and writing at Clemson University in South Carolina.

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: