Truth and Consequences

Truth and Consequences

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Over the years, Alison Lurie has earned a devoted readership for her satiric wit and storytelling acumen. With Truth and Consequences, described by the New Yorker as "a comedy of adultery with a comedy of academia thrown in," Lurie returns with a modern social satire that recalls the best of David Lodge and Mary McCarthy as well as her own popular university novels The War Between the Tates and Foreign Affairs. BACKCOVER: "A wily, shapely tale of love's labors lost."
-Elle "A wry, insightful, thoroughly enjoyable tale about how men and women choose their demons and their lovers, and the sacrifices they're willing to make for both."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Delightful . . . Her characters are, as always, wonderfully imperfect."
-The New York Review of Books
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 138 x 203 x 13mm | 204g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143038036
  • 9780143038030
  • 637,285

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"A wry, insightful, thoroughly enjoyable tale about how men and women choose their demons and their lovers, and the sacrifices they're willing to make for both." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Delightful . . . Her characters are, as always, wonderfully imperfect." --The New York Review of Books
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About Alison Lurie

Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels, including The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones (Prix Femina Etranger), and Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize for fiction). Her most recent book was Familiar Spirits. She teaches writing, folklore, and literature at Cornell University.
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Rating details

492 ratings
3.23 out of 5 stars
5 11% (52)
4 29% (143)
3 39% (191)
2 16% (79)
1 5% (27)
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