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In her sixth novel, Cynthia Ozick retells the story of Henry James's "The Ambassadors" as a photographic negative, retaining the plot but reversing the meaning.
"Foreign Bodies" transforms Henry James's prototype into a brilliant, utterly original, new American classic. At the core of the story is Bea Nightingale, a fiftyish divorced schoolteacher whose life has been on hold during the many years since her brief marriage. When her estranged, difficult brother asks her to leave New York for Paris to retrieve a nephew she barely knows, she becomes entangled in the lives of her brother's family and even, after so long, her ex-husband. Every one of them is irrevocably changed by the events of just a few months in that fateful year. Traveling from New York to Paris to Hollywood, aiding and abetting her nephew and niece while waging a war of letters with her brother, facing her ex-husband and finally shaking off his lingering sneers from decades past, Bea Nightingale is a newly liberated divorcee who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the very people she tries to help.
Title: Foreign Bodies
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: November 2010
ISBN Number: 0547435576
ISBN Number 13: 9780547435572
Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
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Seller ID: 17045
Description: A stated First Edition, with a full number line. DJ has minor wear with a 1' indent on the back side. Book is clean and tight. We put tracking on every shipment.