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The Last Resort

(1998)
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Like a loyal Victorian wife, Jenny has devoted her life to her much older husband, the famous writer and naturalist Wilkie Walker, bringing up their children and researching and editing his bestselling books. But this year, as winter approaches, Wilkie is increasingly depressed and withdrawn. At her wit's end, Jenny persuades him to visit Key West, the Last Resort.

But Key West is not called the Last Resort for nothing. Lives can turn upside down here, and even short-term visitors can have experiences they never imagined. Within weeks of their arrival, Jenny not only has a part-time job but is becoming involved with assorted local characters, including Gerry, an ex-beatnik poet, and Lee, the dramatically attractive manager of a women-only guest house. Wilkie, meanwhile, is planning his own "accidental" death by drowning--a task that turns out to be more difficult than he thought--and trying to avoid the attentions of a breathless young female fan.

The Last Resort is the perfect evocation of Key West and another dazzling demonstration of Alison Lurie's talent for high comedy and social comment.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 1999 : UK Hardback

Title: Last Resort (Windsor Selections S.)
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-7540-1228-X / 978-0-7540-1228-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Resort
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-7862-1642-5 / 978-0-7862-1642-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-8050-5866-4 / 978-0-8050-5866-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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May 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Resort
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-7011-6713-0 / 978-0-7011-6713-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd
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May 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Last Resort
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-7011-6764-5 / 978-0-7011-6764-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Resort
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 1-78487-627-5 / 978-1-78487-627-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-8050-6174-6 / 978-0-8050-6174-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Resort
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0-09-927579-1 / 978-0-09-927579-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Last Resort, The
Author(s): Alison Lurie
ISBN: 1-5113-2052-4 / 978-1-5113-2052-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Resort: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Lurie
Publisher: Open Road Media
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December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Resort
Author(s): Alison Lurie
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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