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Author: Cynthia Ozick
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a retelling of Henry James's "The Ambassadors" that follows the efforts of divorced schoolteacher Bea Nightingale to navigate a turbulent year spent with her estranged brother's family.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Ozick
ISBN: 9780547435572 0547435576 9780547577494 0547577494 9780857893628 0857893629
OCLC Number: 505420659
Awards: Short-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction 2012
Description: 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. --
The collapse of her brief marriage has stalled Bea Nightingale's life, leaving her middle-aged and alone, teaching in an impoverished borough of 1950s New York. A plea from her estranged brother gives Bea the excuse to escape lassitude by leaving for Paris to retrieve a nephew she barely knows; but the siren call of Europe threatens to deafen Bea to the dangers of entangling herself in the lives of her brother's family. Travelling from America to France, Bea leaves the stigma of divorce on the far side of the Atlantic; newly liberated, she chooses to defend her nephew and his girlfriend Lili by waging a war of letters on the brother she has promised to help. But Bea's generosity is a mixed blessing: those she tries to help seem to be harmed, and as Bea's family unravel from around her, she finds herself once again drawn to the husband she thought she had left in the past ...
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"'Such an absorbing achievement... Foreign Bodies is what [Henry] James would have called "the real thing'" New York Times"

 
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