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Foreign Bodies

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Cynthia Ozick is one of America's literary treasures. For her sixth novel, she set herself a brilliant challenge: to retell the story of Henry James's The Ambassadors - the work he considered his best - but as a photographic negative, that is the plot is the same, the meaning is reversed. At the core of the story is Bea Nightingale, a fiftyish divorced schoolteacher whose life has been on hold during the many years since her brief marriage. When her estranged, difficult brother asks her to leave New York for Paris to retrieve a nephew she barely knows, she becomes entangled in the lives of her brother's family and even, after so long, her ex-husband. Every one of them is irrevocably changed by the events of just a few months in that fateful year.

Traveling from New York to Paris to Hollywood, aiding and abetting her nephew and niece while waging a war of letters with her brother, facing her ex-husband and finally shaking off his lingering sneers from decades past, Bea Nightingale is a newly liberated divorcee who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the very people she tries to help.

Foreign Bodies may be Cynthia Ozick's greatest and most virtuosic novel of all, as it transforms Henry James's prototype into a brilliant, utterly original, new American classic.

Genre: Literary Fiction
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June 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Foreign Bodies
Author(s): Cynthia Ozick
ISBN: 1-84887-735-8 / 978-1-84887-735-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Title: Foreign Bodies (Center Point Platinum Reader's Circle (Large Print))
Author(s): Cynthia Ozick
ISBN: 1-61173-013-9 / 978-1-61173-013-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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ISBN: 0-547-43557-6 / 978-0-547-43557-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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ISBN: 1-84887-736-6 / 978-1-84887-736-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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ISBN: 0-547-57749-4 / 978-0-547-57749-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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ISBN: 0-85789-362-9 / 978-0-85789-362-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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June 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Foreign Bodies (unabridged audiobook)
Author(s): Cynthia Ozick, narrated by Tandy Cronyn
ISBN: 1-4712-0419-7 / 978-1-4712-0419-7 (UK edition)
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Title: Foreign Bodies
Author(s): Cynthia Ozick
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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Publisher: Atlantic Books
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November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Foreign Bodies
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