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Le Mariage by Diane Johnson

Le Mariage

Le Mariage by Diane Johnson
Apr 01, 2001 | 336 Pages
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“Another wickedly clever comedy of manners… In six degrees of separation, everybody is connected, yet the coincidences are artfully managed. Johnson’s crisp manipulation of the engagingly convoluted plot is rooted in her central theme of French misconceptions about Americans, and vice versa. As exemplified by Holly and Cray, even those who share the same culture habitually fail to estimate the other accurately. Johnson’s barbs are sophisticated and sharp, her amused irony is easily maintained, and her finesse at narrative is as fine tuned as her cultural sensitivity and her instincts about human behavior.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Splendid entertainment… Johnson is one of our most astute cultural critics.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A comic novel in the classic manner, with smart style, piquant suspense, and dog-earingly epigrammatic prose.”San Francisco Chronicle

“A witty romp.”—Elle

“Johnson whips love and marriage into a frothy souffle…delicious.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Like Jane Austen, Johnson delights in the worldly rituals surrounding courtship and marriage…she is a philosopher as much as a novelist.”The New Yorker

“Rich, nuanced, and highly satisfying.”Glamour
“Johnson is a beguiling writer, serving up catty observations with loopy good humor… near-perfect… a masterly storyteller who can pull off a storybook ending—love, joy, a trip down the aisle—without making us gag.”Salon

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