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Stars and Bars

Boyd, William

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ISBN 10: 0241113431 / ISBN 13: 9780241113431
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, 1984
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; USA; ISBN: 0241113431. ISBN/EAN: 9780241113431. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1471. N° de ref. de la librería 1471

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Título: Stars and Bars

Editorial: Hamish Hamilton

Año de publicación: 1984

Encuadernación: Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: First Edition.

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All Henderson Dores dreams of is fitting in. But America, land of the loony millionaire and the subway poet, down-home Bible-basher and sharp-suited hood, of paralysing personal frankness and surreally fantasized facilities, is hard enough for an Englishman to fit in to. Henderson could never shed enough inhibitions to become just another weirdo. Or could he? This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which Boyd also adapted for screen for the 1980s film starring Daniel Day Lewis, was described in the Guardian as, 'Splittingly shrewd and engaging ... with an extra and uneasy little something fretting away at the ribald content'.

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Sharply observed and brilliantly plotted, Stars and Bars" is an uproarious portrait of culture clash deep in the heart of the American South, by one of contemporary literature's most imaginative novelists.
A recent transfer to Manhattan has inspired art assessor Henderson Dores to shed his British reserve and aspire to the impulsive and breezy nature of Americans. But when Loomis Gage, an eccentric millionaire, invites him to appraise his small collection of Impressionist paintings, Dores's plans quite literally go south. Stranded at a remote mansion in the Georgia countryside, Dores is received by the bizarre Gage family with Anglophobic slurs, nausea-inducing food, ludicrous death threats, and a menacing face off with competing art dealers. By the time he manages to sneak back to New York City-sporting only a cardboard box-Henderson Dores realizes he is fast on the way to becoming a naturalized citizen.

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