Imagine the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady sporting a stylish haircut, miniskirt, and sunglasses, and you have Isabel Walker, the heroine of this incandescent novel.
Le Divorce follows this smart, sexy American abroad as she arrives in Paris to visit her stepsister Roxy, whose marriage into an aristocratic French family has assured her of a coveted place in Parisian society. But Roxy's husband has just left her for the Czechoslovakian wife of an American lawyer. Could 'le divorce' be far behind?
This bestselling novel a delightful comedy of manners and morals, money, marriage, and murder is as wickedly funny as it is deeply insightful. At the center of it all is the irrepressible Isabel captivated by Paris and a handsome, worldly French diplomat and trying to keep her perspective as cultures and human passions collide.
|Edition description:||Unabridged, Cassettes|
|Product dimensions:||7.12(w) x 6.06(h) x 2.67(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Diane Johnson is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction including Le Mariage, Fair Game, and Lesser Lives. She is a two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Bebe Neuwirth is a veteran of stage and screen, won a Tony® Award for her part in Sweet Charity and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lilith Crane on Cheers. She can also be seen in the feature film version of Le Divorce.
Hometown:Paris, France, and San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:April 28, 1934
Place of Birth:Moline, Illinois
Education:B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA, 1968
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