L'affaireeBook - 2004
In Diane Johnson s L'Affaire , Amy Hawkins, a smart, pretty Palo Alto girl who made herself a dot-com fortune, goes to France to get a sheen of sophistication and, perhaps, to have an affair that will ruffle her all-too-steady heart. Amy starts her quest in the French Alps in the town of Valmři, amid an assortment of aristocrats and ski enthusiasts. When two of the hotel s guests, esteemed English publisher Adrian Venn and his much younger American wife, Kerry, are swept away by an avalanche, Adrian s children young, old, legitimate, illegitimate assemble in Valmři to protect their interests. Amy, already suspect because she is American, steps in to assist, and unintentionally sets in motion a series of events that spotlight ancient national differences, customs, and laws. Filled with love, sex, death, and travel, L'Affaire is Diane Johnson at her very best in a comedy of contemporary manners played out between the sexes as they stumble over cultural barriers and slam into cultural stereotypes.
Publisher: New York :, Plume,, 2004
Copyright Date: ©2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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