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Foreign affairs / Alison Lurie.

Lurie, Alison. (Author).
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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AWARD PUL 1985 (Text) 39391006756868 Award - Fic Available -

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  • ISBN: 0812976312
  • ISBN: 9780812976311
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006.

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Summary, etc.: Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's 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 Vinnie's 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 Lurie's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Smartly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs remains an enduring comic masterpiece.
Awards Note: Pulitzer Prize, 1985
Subject: Middle-aged women > Fiction.
College teachers > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.

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