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 quite seems down on her fellow american citizens. yet despite 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 learn. in its place, he's distracted by way of a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.
Both American, either in a foreign country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their harassed alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. neatly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs is still an everlasting comedian masterpiece.
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