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Foxybaby (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)by Elizabeth Jolley
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In , Alma Porch, aspiring dramatist, agrees to teach a course in Trinity College's "Better Body Through the Arts" summer program for overweight women. There she's surrounded by starving matrons, orgies of sex and gluttony, and a motley array of staff and students eager to improve their minds and diminish their flesh by acting in her play, .
Rediscovered: a witty and sophisticated classic by one of Australia's most daring and entertaining novelists.
About the Author
Elizabeth Jolley (1923-2007) is one of Australia's most celebrated writers, with a formidable international reputation, and during the 1980s and 1990s was widely acclaimed with a wide readership in the U. S. Born in England in 1923, she was brought up in a strict, German-speaking household and attended a Quaker boarding school. She became a nurse, married, and with three children moved to Western Australia in 1959. Although she wrote all her life, it was not until she was in her fifties that her books started to receive the recognition they deserved. Her work won every major award in Australia, and was several times selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Excerpts from her novels (including Cabin Fever, Book 2 in the Trilogy) were published in The New Yorker. Her novels include The Sugar Mother, Foxybaby, Miss Peabody's Inheritance, and Mr. Scobie's Riddle. Elizabeth Jolley died in 2007.
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