Foreign Affairs: A Novel

By Alison Lurie


Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new e-book approximately children’s folks rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and relatively appears down on her fellow american citizens. yet inspite of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly enjoyable 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 study. as a substitute, he's distracted through a stunning and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.

Both American, either overseas, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their burdened alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. neatly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be an everlasting comedian masterpiece.

“A best suited comedy, very shiny, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the simplest e-book through one in every of our most interesting writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There is not any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns an identical shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you be ready to learn just a couple of strong novels a yr, make this one in all them.”
USA Today

“An inventive, touching book.”

“A perfect jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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