Synopses & Reviews
She’s Ilka Weissnix, a young Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Europe, newly arrived in the United States. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair—one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.
A classic novel of the immigrant experience.
About the Author
Lore Segal was born in Vienna and educated at the University of London. The author of Other People’s Houses
, Her First American
, and Shakespeare’s Kitchen
(all published by The New Press) and other works, she is a regular contributor to the New Yorker
, the New York Times Book Review
, the New Republic
, and other publications. Between 1968 and 1996 she taught writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Princeton University, Bennington College, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Ohio State University, from which she retired in 1996.