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Stars and Bars

William Boyd

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ISBN 10: 0688025994 / ISBN 13: 9780688025991
Published by William Morrow & Co, 1985
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Title: Stars and Bars

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

Publication Date: 1985

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st Edition.

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British-born Henderson Dores, art appraiser at Mulholland, Melhuish Fine Arts Gallery in New York City, is sent to value reclusive millionaire Loomis Gage's collection, in a satirical look at the misadventures of a proper Englishman in the Big Apple and the Deep South

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rved 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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