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The Foreigners

(2011)
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A glittering, energetic novel about three women-each experiencing an awakening in the gloriously conflicted and sexy city of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is a city of Parisian affections and national anxiety, of amorous young lovers, seedy ports, flooded slums, and a dazzling social elite. Into this heady maze of contradiction and possibility enter two women: Daisy, an American divorcée; and Isolde, a beautiful, lonely Austrian. In Buenos Aires, Isolde finds that her blond European looks afford her entrée to the kind of elite, alluring social world she never would have had access to in her home country, but her ascension also sets her up for a long, surprising fall. Meanwhile, Daisy joins forces with Leonarda, a chameleonic Argentine with radical dreams of rebellion, who transfixes Daisy with her wild effervescence. Soon, Daisy is throwing off her American earnestness and engaging in a degree of passion, manipulation, and risk-taking in a way she never has before. Buenos Aires has allowed her to become someone else.

Against the throbbing backdrop of this shimmering and decadent city- almost a character in itself-Maxine Swann has created a stunning narrative of reawakened sensuality and compulsive desire that simultaneously explores with remarkable acuity themes of foreignness, displacement, and the trembling metamorphoses that arise from such states. From the award-winning, critically celebrated author of Flower Children, The Foreigners is a startlingly bold and original, unforgettable next novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Foreigners
Author(s): Maxine Swann
ISBN: 1-59448-830-4 / 978-1-59448-830-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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July 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Foreigners
Author(s): Maxine Swann
ISBN: 1-59448-792-8 / 978-1-59448-792-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Foreigners
Author(s): Maxine Swann
ISBN: 1-59448-581-X / 978-1-59448-581-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Foreigners
Author(s): Maxine Swann
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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