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Last Resort, the (1998) [Novel]
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Summary :

Like a loyal victorian wife, Jenny has devoted her life to her much older husband, the famous writer and naturalist Wilkie Walker, bringing up their children and researching and editing his best-selling books. But this year, as winter approaches, Wilkie is increasingly depressed and withdrawn. At her wit's end, Jenny persuades him to visit Key West, the Last Resort.

Within weeks of their arrival Jenny not only has a part-time job but is becoming involved with assorted local characters, including Gerry, an ex-beatnik poet, and Lee, the dramatically attractive manager of a women-only guesthouse. Wilkie, meanwhile, is planning his own "accidental" death by drowning-a task that turns out to be more difficult than he thought-and trying to avoid the attentions of a breathless young female fan.

Original title: The Last Resort
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionRomance
FictionGeneral FictionHumor

Edition #1: Last Resort, the

Last Resort, the (1998)
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Language: English

  • "A perfect summer read: entertainment that is at once highly intelligent and mildly edifying." Publishers Weekly
  • "[A] sparkling, smart new novel.... Time has not blunted the sharpness of her observational powers." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Highly entertaining. . .Lurie not only retains a firm grip on her well-mapped territory of not-quite-ordered middle-class lives, but also briskly grinds her fine comic talents." Miami Herald
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Last Resort, the (1998)

ISBN: 0805061746

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