The Dud Avocado

by Elaine Dundy

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 1950s, 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 fulfill her destiny as a librarian, or can she keep up her whirlwind Parisian existence?

The Dud Avocado
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Publisher
The New York Review of Books, Inc
Type
book
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781590172322
ISBN-10
1590172329
Number of Pages
260
Height
203 mm
Widht
128 mm
Weight
299 g
Publication Date
June 5, 2007
Format
Paperback / softback
Categories
Fiction & Related items, Classic fiction
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