Lying Low (Paperback) - Johnson, Diane

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An aging ex-dancer, her photographer brother, and the two boarders in their California Victorian house, a young political fugitive and a bewildered Brazilian woman, are helpless to contain the disaster that befalls them *Author: Johnson, Diane *Publication Date: 1998/04/01 *Number of Pages: 278 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780452279452
SKU 30296872
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0452279453
Release Date 4/1/1998
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Diane Johnson
Diane Johnson loved books as a child, and always read voraciously. She married at 19 and moved to Los Angeles, where her husband B. Lamar Johnson attended medical school. She divorced him and married medical professor John Frederic Murray in 1968. She has four children and has lived chiefly in California, but also, extensively, in Paris. Diane Johnson received her B.A. from the University of Utah in 1957, and earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California. In addition to writing fiction, nonfiction and essays, Johnson has been a university professor. She also collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay of "The Shining" in 1980.
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Editors Note A National Book Award finalist, this novel relates the events of four crucial days in the lives of four people sharing a rambling Victorian house, "lying low" and harboring secrets not meant to be shared. Theo Wait, a middle-aged former ballet dancer, and her brother, Anton, have taken in two boarders: beautiful Lynn, who never receives mail or visitors; and energetic and effusive Ouida, a Brazilian student and illegal alien who won't let complicated bureaucratic wrangles and constant fear of deportation taint her vision of America as the land of opportunity. A faked identity, a search for one of the FBI's most wanted escaped prison convicts, and a Brazilian feast that spins out of control kick the plot into high gear. While each of these characters has been plagued by a sense of impending disaster, the terrible thing they've all been fearing comes from an entirely unexpected direction, shattering all of their lives. ? Johnson's most recent novel, Le Divorce, was a phenomenal success. ? The thousands of new fans Johnson made with Le Divorce will be eager to read other books by this witty and delectable writer. ? Lying Low was nominated for a National Book Award.
Annotation Four people live in a rambling Victorian house--and all of them have secrets: Theo, a former ballerina; her brother Anton; reclusive Lynn; and a Brazilian illegal alien who orchestrates a feast that propels the plot to its disastrous conclusion.
First Line California. August. The flat, hot Sacramento Valley; the town of Orris. Ashby Path. From the upper window of an old house a young woman watches the postman on his daily rounds.
Editors Note 3 An aging ex-dancer, her photographer brother, and the two boarders in their California Victorian house, a young political fugitive and a bewildered Brazilian woman, are helpless to contain the disaster that befalls them
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Plume Books

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