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The Last Resort

Lurie, Alison
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics)
Published: September 3, 2020
ISBN: 9781784876272
256 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


Jenny has devoted her life to her husband, the famous naturalist Wilkie Walker. But this year, as winter comes on, Wilkie seems distant and depressed. In desperation Jenny persuades him to visit Key West, but the sun and tropical scenery do nothing to cheer him up.

As he grows even stranger, Jenny becomes involved with some intriguing local characters including Gerry, an ex-beatnik poet, and Lee, the dramatically attractive manager of a women-only guest house. Wife, secretary, confidante, housekeeper – might Jenny at last break free from her role as Wilkie’s support act?WITH A NEW PREFACE FROM ALISON LURIE’Full of sparkish – indeed Muriel Sparkish – observations and gently subversive wit… Lurie beautifully handles the ecstatic liberation of lesbian love’ Independent

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