The Dud Avocado

Dundy, Elaine

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Dud Avocado
The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living. "I had to tell someone how much I enjoyed The Dud Avocado. It made me laugh, scream, and guffaw (which, incidentally, is a great name for a law firm)." -Groucho Marx "[ The Dud Avocado ] is one of the best novels about growing up fast..." -The Guardian

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781590172322
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUNDY
Characteristics: x, 260 p. ;,21 cm


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An amusing look at an American girl in Paris in the 1950s.

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