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Description - Lying Low by Diane Johnson

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. Â Johnson's most recent novel, " Le Divorce," was a phenomenal success. Â The thousands of new fans Johnson made with "Le Divorce" will be eager to read other books by this witty and delectable writer. Â Lying Low was nominated for a National Book Award.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780452279452
ISBN-10: 0452279453
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Plume Books
Publisher: Plume Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson is the author of the bestselling novel Le Divorce, a National Book Award finalist, as well as many other novels, including Persian Nights, Health and Happiness, Lying Low, The Shadow Knows, and Burning. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Persian Nights, and she co-authored the screenplay to The Shining with Stanley Kubrick. She divides her time between San Francisco and Paris.

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