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The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classics) By Elaine Dundy

The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classics)
by Elaine Dundy

* Hugely entertaining novel of sex, lies and Americans in Paris * Dripping with the sarcasm those Americans are not supposed to have
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THE DUD AVOCADO gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the GUARDIAN observes, 'one of the best novels about growing up fast'. Sally Jay Gorce is a woman with a mission. It's the 1950s, she's young, and she's in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows to go native in a way not even the natives can manage. Embarking on an educational programme that includes an affair with a married man (which fizzles out when she realises he's single and wants to marry her); nights in cabarets and jazz clubs in the company of assorted "citizens of the world"; an entanglement with a charming psychopath; and a bit part in a film financed by a famous matador. But an education like this doesn't come cheap. Will our heroine be forced back to the States to fulfill her destiny as a librarian, or can she keep up her whirlwind Parisian existence?

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Sku
GOR000380949
Title
The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
336
ISBN 10
1853815810
ISBN 13
9781853815812
Prizes
N/A
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