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The dud avocado

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Published by Virago in 2011. paperback, used but in good condition. THE DUD AVOCADO gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the GUARDIAN observes, 'one of the best novels about growing up fast'.Sally Jay Gorce is a woman with a mission. It's the 1950's, she's young, and she's in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows to go native in a way not even the natives can manage. Embarking on an educational programme that includes an affair with a married man (which fizzles out when she realises he's single and wants to marry her); nights in cabarets and jazz clubs in the company of assorted "citizens of the world"; an entanglement with a charming psychopath; and a bit part in a film financed by a famous matador. But an education like this doesn't come cheap. Will our heroine be forced back to the States to fulfil her destiny as a librarian, or can she keep up her whirlwind Parisian existence?

Item details

Author(s):
Elaine Dundy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20 x 12.5 cms (8.25 x 5.25 ins)
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1853815810
ISBN-13:
9781853815812
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Virago
Title:
The Dud Avocado

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Published by Virago in 2011. paperback, used but in good condition. THE DUD AVOCADO gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the GUARDIAN observes, 'one of the best novels about growing up fast'.Sally Jay Gorce is a woman with a mission. It's the 1950's, she's young, and she's in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows to go native in a way not even the natives can manage. Embarking on an educational programme that includes an affair with a married man (which fizzles out when she realises he's single and wants to marry her); nights in cabarets and jazz clubs in the company of assorted "citizens of the world"; an entanglement with a charming psychopath; and a bit part in a film financed by a famous matador. But an education like this doesn't come cheap. Will our heroine be forced back to the States to fulfil her destiny as a librarian, or can she keep up her whirlwind Parisian existence?

Author(s):
Elaine Dundy
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20 x 12.5 cms (8.25 x 5.25 ins)
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1853815810
ISBN-13:
9781853815812
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Virago
Title:
The Dud Avocado

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