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(Publisher’s Weekly, Feb. 16)

A January 30 Huffington Post article noted that officials at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University were “upset that Grisham mentions the school in connection with a fictional gang rape in The Associate, which deals with a character who attended the private Catholic college and was involved in a drunken rape scene in an off-campus apartment in 2003.  A Duquesne spokeswoman. . . said it was unfortunate Grisham ‘chose to use our name and associate it with a fictional incident of this nature.’ Grisham told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he chose the school because he saw it once, and has been to Pittsburgh for Steelers and Pirates games.”

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