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 people rhymes. regardless of wearing a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels primarily English and relatively seems down on her fellow american citizens. yet inspite of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasing 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 learn. as a substitute, he's distracted through a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the area she belongs to.
Both American, either overseas, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their careworn alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs is still an everlasting comedian masterpiece.
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