An Unexpected Guest: A Novel

An Unexpected Guest: A Novel

by Anne Korkeakivi

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Overview

Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist.

Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316196734
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Anne Korkeakivi is the author of the novel An Unexpected Guest. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications in the United States and Britain, including The Yale Review and The Atlantic, and she is a Hawthornden Fellow. Born and raised in New York City, she has lived in France and Finland, and currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland, where her husband is a human rights lawyer with the United Nations. They have two daughters.

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