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Speaking in Tongues

Ashour, Linda Phillips

ISBN 10: 0671640909 / ISBN 13: 9780671640903
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1988
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Speaking in Tongues

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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A novel of divided loyalties follows Lucy Lerner, an expatriate American living in France with her husband, as she travels back to her Oklahoma home and her comically bizarre family

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In her debut novel, which The New York Times called "rich and promising," Linda Phillips Ashour tells the story of Lucy Lerner, an Oklahoma expatriate who flees her Bible Belt background, marries a French photographer, and settles down with him in a rambling old country house in Provence. Now Lucy has two worlds, both populated by colorful characters, such as the poet publicly arrested for posting an ode to body hair; a young Frenchwoman with a dangerous appetite for American jeans; Arthur Glad, "a slimeball with terrific ideas;" her cousin, who sends her letters from the state mental hospital doused in vanilla extract; her brother, who marries and then deserts Tulsa's former Tractor Queen; and Catch Eckle, "the undisputed miniature golf king of Oklahoma." Torn between two clans, Lucy eventually realizes that she must reconcile her universes in order to find what she has been searching for all along. Herself.

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