A National Book Award finalist, this novel relates the events of four crucial days in the lives of four people sharing a rambling Victorian house, "lying low" and harboring secrets not meant to be shared. Theo Wait, a middle-aged former ballet dancer, and her brother, Anton, have taken in two boarders: beautiful Lynn, who never receives mail or visitors; and energetic and effusive Ouida, a Brazilian student and illegal alien who won't let complicated bureaucratic wrangles and constant fear of deportation taint her vision of America as the land of opportunity. A faked identity, a search for one of the FBI's most wanted escaped prison convicts, and a Brazilian feast that spins out of control kick the plot into high gear. While each of these characters has been plagued by a sense of impending disaster, the terrible thing they've all been fearing comes from an entirely unexpected direction, shattering all of their lives.
. Johnson's most recent novel, Le Divorce, was a phenomenal success.
. The thousands of new fans Johnson made with Le Divorce will be eager to read other books by this witty and delectable writer.



Used availability for Diane Johnson's Lying Low

Hardback Editions

1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lying Low
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-394-49890-9 / 978-0-394-49890-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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April 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lying Low
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-370-30174-9 / 978-0-370-30174-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lying Low (William Abrahams Book)
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-452-27945-3 / 978-0-452-27945-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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June 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lying Low
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-449-21559-8 / 978-0-449-21559-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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June 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lying Low
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-394-71376-1 / 978-0-394-71376-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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May 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lying Low
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-671-83019-8 / 978-0-671-83019-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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