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By Alison Lurie


Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new ebook approximately children’s folks rhymes. regardless of wearing a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels primarily English and really seems down on her fellow americans. yet even with that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly gratifying 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 concentrate on his personal examine. in its place, he's distracted by means of a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.

Both American, either out of the country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their stressed alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. neatly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be a permanent comedian masterpiece.

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