By Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new e-book approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of wearing a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and relatively seems to be down on her fellow americans. yet regardless of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasant affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who clothes extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.
Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to specialize in his personal learn. in its place, he's distracted by means of a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.
Both American, either in another country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their careworn alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. neatly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs is still a permanent comedian masterpiece.
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