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The Foreigners

Author: Swann, Maxine

Publisher: Riverhead Books


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The Foreigners : <div> <p><b>A glittering, energetic novel about three women-each experiencing an awakening in the gloriously conflicted and sexy city of Buenos Aires.</b></p> <p>Buenos Aires is a city of Parisian affections and national anxiety, of amorous young lovers, seedy ports, flooded slums, and a dazzling social elite. Into this heady maze of contradiction and possibility enter two women: Daisy, an American divorc&eacute;e; and Isolde, a beautiful, lonely Austrian. In Buenos Aires, Isolde finds that her blond European looks afford her entr&eacute;e to the kind of elite, alluring social world she never would have had access to in her home country, but her ascension also sets her up for a long, surprising fall. Meanwhile, Daisy joins forces with Leonarda, a chameleonic Argentine with radical dreams of rebellion, who transfixes Daisy with her wild effervescence. Soon, Daisy is throwing off her American earnestness and engaging in a degree of passion, manipulation, and risk-taking in a way she never has before. Buenos Aires has allowed her to become someone else.</p> <p>Against the throbbing backdrop of this shimmering and decadent city - almost a character in itself - Maxine Swann has created a stunning narrative of reawakened sensuality and compulsive desire that simultaneously explores with remarkable acuity themes of foreignness, displacement, and the trembling metamorphoses that arise from such states. From the award-winning, critically celebrated author of <i>Flower Children, The Foreigners</i>is a startlingly bold and original, unforgettable next novel.</p> </div>

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Fiction   Psychological

ISBN 13:9781594488306
ISBN 10:1594488304
Size:8.54" l x 5.75" w x 0.99" h
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