Fantastic free giveaways: The Dodecahedron

Hello all you Brocks and Brockettes,

I understand that you are studying Paul Glennon’s The Dodecahedron this spring! We could not be more pleased here at the Quill! To help you guys out and generally cheer you up and out of the back to school blues, we have a few exciting announcements to make.

The first, and probably the most exciting, is our Fantastic free giveaway! Here at the Quill we will be giving away THREE free copies of The Dodecahedron. But more on that later…

I would like to first inform all of you that we are selling The Dodecahedron online as an eBook. Don’t want to wait in line at the book store? Not much of a fan of those cumbersome hard copy texts (what are you doing in English then anyway??)? Just want to test out that fancy new eReader you got for your birthday? Ebooks are for you! Get The Dodecahedron here for only $4.99.

Also to assist you guys in your studies we have composed and compiled some study questions. You might find these will help you as you read the text to alert you to key issues and themes. Alternatively, they can be a great study tool to help you get ready for the exam! Find them on our website here. Just scroll down to the “Discussion Questions” heading.

And finally, especially for you guys, Brocks and Brockettes, your professor has asked that I run an interactive blog to augment your experience with the text. More on this later, for now let’s get to the contest!

To be entered to win a FREE hard copy of The Dodecahedron all you have to do is answer one simple question–and the answer can be found right here on our very website! Just click here to be taken to The Dodecahedron’s title page. The answer will be found under the section headed “Author Comments.”

The Dodecahedron is a series of short stories. Author Paul Glennon compares them to a short story cycle, of sorts. He says each “chapter was to be as self-contained and whole as any short story. Like a story cycle, each story would cast a new light on the ones that preceded it, and promote novel like unity of themes.” To explain his thinking, Glennon uses the metaphor of a dodecahedron. And my question for you is this:

What is a dodecahedron and how does it relate to Glennon’s series of short stories?

One simple sentence will suffice. (PSST! To get you started, here’s a hint: the answer is in the fourth paragraph of the “Author Comments” section.)

Submit your answers to my email account at Be sure to include your name and use an account that you check often! This is how we will get in touch with you to let you know you won!

The deadline is Thursday, September 29 by midnight.

(If you want a chance to enter in the contest again and improve your chances you can do the following. Once you have submitted your answer to my gmail account, find us on twitter @porcupinesquill and tweet me your favourite geometric shape! Tweets will only count for those who have already submitted an answer to my query via gmail.)

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