By Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new publication approximately children’s folks rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and fairly seems down on her fellow americans. yet regardless 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 carefully depressing younger guy attempting to specialize in his personal learn. as an alternative, he's distracted by means of a stunning and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.
Both American, either out of the 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. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs is still a permanent comedian masterpiece.
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“A perfect jewel.”