Le Divorce

Le Divorce

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452277335
  • 320 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

In Le Divorce, Diane Johnson delightfully recounts the adventures of two sisters from California who make a modern pilgrimage to the City of Light.

Pregnant and abandoned by her French husband, Roxeanne Walker de Persand turns to her younger sister, Isabel, for support, while the powerful Persand family exerts subtle but firm control over her decision whether or not to divorce. Complicating matters is the disposition of a family heirloom, a painting in Roxy’s possession that is suddenly discovered to be worth millions. In the midst of a variety of schemes, the stakes are suddenly raised by a crime of passion, disrupting everyone’s motives and plans.

Not since Edith Wharton penned her brilliant portraits of Americans abroad has an American novelist so perfectly captured the possibilities and perils of succumbing to the allure of Paris.

Le Divorce

Le Divorce

Diane Johnson

Awards

National Book Award – Winner
Bay Area Reviewers Association Best Fiction – Winner
Commonwealth Club Book Award – Winner
Penguin Hotline
Brightly
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