By Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new booklet approximately children’s folks rhymes. regardless of wearing a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels primarily English and relatively seems down on her fellow americans. yet despite that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasurable 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 learn. as an alternative, he's distracted via a stunning 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. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be an everlasting comedian masterpiece.
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