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Titel: Lying Low
Verlag: Alfred A. Knopf
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Little Torn Dj
Auflage: First Edition.
0394498909 dust jacket small closed tear and edgenicked Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FEB803
Inhaltsangabe: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
?A nearly flawless performance?a beautifully constructed, elegantly written book, delicate in its perceptions, powerful in its impact.??New York Times
The riveting story of four crucial days in the lives of four people sharing a rambling Victorian house, "lying low" and harboring secrets not meant to be shared
Theo Wait, a middle-aged former ballet dancer, and her brother, Anton, have taken in two boarders: beautiful Lynn, who never receives mail or visitors; and energetic and effusive Ouida, a Brazilian student and illegal alien who won't let complicated bureaucratic wrangles and constant fear of deportation taint her vision of America as the land of opportunity.
A faked identity, a search for one of the FBI's most wanted escaped prison convicts, and a Brazilian feast that spins out of control kick the plot into high gear. While each of these characters has been plagued by a sense of impending disaster, the terrible thing they've all been fearing comes from an entirely unexpected direction, shattering all of their lives.
Über den Autor: Diane Johnson is the author of the bestselling novel Le Divorce, a National Book Award finalist, as well as many other novels, including Persian Nights, Health and Happiness, Lying Low, The Shadow Knows, and Burning. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Persian Nights, and she co-authored the screenplay to The Shining with Stanley Kubrick. She divides her time between San Francisco and Paris.
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