Foreign Affairs: A Novel

Foreign Affairs: A Novel Author Alison Lurie
ISBN-10 0812976312
ISBN-13 9780812976311
Year 2006-11-14
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Virginia Miner a fifty something unmarried tenured professor is in London to work on her new book about childrens folk rhymes Despite carrying a U S passport Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans But in spite of that she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel Also in London is Vinnies colleague Fred Turner a handsome flat broke newly separated and thoroughly miserable young man trying to focus on his own research Instead he is distracted by a beautiful and unpredictable English actress and the world she belongs to Both American both abroad and both achingly lonely Vinnie and Fred play out their confused alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Luries Pulitzer Prize winning novel Smartly written poignant and witty Foreign Affairs remains an enduring comic masterpiece A splendid comedy very bright brilliantly written in a confident and original manner The best book by one of our finest writers Elizabeth HardwickThere is no American writer I have read with more constant pleasure and sympathy Foreign Affairs earns the same shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton John FowlesIf you manage to read only a few good novels a year make this one of them USA TodayAn ingenious touching book NewsweekA flawless jewel Philadelphia Inquirer

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