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 sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and particularly seems to be down on her fellow american citizens. yet inspite of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly gratifying 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 a substitute, he's distracted through a stunning 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 pressured 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.
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