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American Romantic by  Ward Just - Cloth/dust jacket  Octavo - 2014 - from San Francisco Book Company (SKU: 52117)

American Romantic

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American Romantic

by Just, Ward

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0544196376
ISBN 13
9780544196377
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New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Cloth/dust jacket Octavo. Hardcover. Very good/good. black boards, red spine, black lettering, dust jacket unclipped, 265 pp, first edition, some scuffing of dust jacket.

Synopsis

Harry Sanders is a young foreign service officer in 1960s Indochina when a dangerous and clandestine meeting with insurgents—ending in quiet disaster—and a brief but passionate encounter with Sieglinde, a young German woman, alter the course of his life. Absorbing the impact of his misstep, Harry returns briefly to Washington before eventual assignments in Africa, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. He marries the captivating May, who is fleeing her own family disappointments in worn-out upper New England and looking for an escape into Harry’s diplomatic life. On the surface, they are a handsome, successful couple—but the memory of Sieglinde persists in Harry’s thoughts, and May has her own secrets too. As Harry navigates the increasingly treacherous waters of diplomacy in an age of interminable conflict, he also tries to bridge the distances between himself and the two alluring women who have chosen to love him. Ward Just, returning to his trademark territory of Forgetfulness and The Weather in Berlin , delivers an utterly compelling story of Americans trying to run the world, yet failing to master their lives.

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Bookseller
San Francisco Book Company FR (FR)
Bookseller Inventory #
52117
Title
American Romantic
Author
Just, Ward
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Jacket condition
good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Cloth/dust jacket Octavo
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0544196376
ISBN 13
9780544196377
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2014
Keywords
Novel
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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