By Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new ebook approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and fairly seems to be down on her fellow american citizens. yet regardless of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasurable affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who attire extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.
Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and punctiliously depressing younger guy attempting to specialize in his personal examine. as an alternative, he's distracted via a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the area 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. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs is still a permanent comedian masterpiece.
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“A wonderful jewel.”