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A Way from Home: A Novelby Nancy Clark
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It is 1992, and the Lowe family is living in a centuries-old castle in Prague. Alden Lowe works at the Czech Ministry of Finance and his wife Becky advises women entrepreneurs. With their daugher Julie, they appear a fortunate American family, but after twenty years with Alden, Becky shocks the family by fleeing to Libya, where she intends to reunite with a man who has loved her since before her marriage.
In its tale of Americans living abroad and the social reconfigurations that ensue, the captivating A Way from Home is reminiscent of the novels of Edith Wharton and Henry James--with a delicious satiric tang all its own.
In 1992 Prague, the Lowe family--Alden, working at the Ministry of Finance; his disaffected wife, Becky; and their precocious daughter, Julie, who is pursuing her father's assistant--begins to self-destruct, especially after Becky flees to Libya, where she is reunited with the man she has loved for years. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Nancy Clark lives in West Wilton, New Hampshire, where she is at work on her third novel, July and August.
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