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Stars and Bars (original 1984; edition 1984)
by William Boyd
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140075968, Paperback)All Henderson Dores dreams of is fitting in. But America, land of the loony millionaire and the subway poet, down-home Bible-basher and sharp-suited hood, of paralyzing personal frankness and surreally fantasized facilities, is hard enough for an Englishman to fit in to. Henderson could never shed enough inhibitions to become just another weirdo. Or could he? This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which Boyd also adapted for screen for the 1980s film starring Daniel Day Lewis, was described in the "Guardian" as, 'splittingly shrewd and engaging ...with an extra and uneasy little something fretting away at the ribald content'.
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A recent arrival to Manhattan, art assessor Englishman Henderson Dores believes the move has given him a new lease of life. When he travels to Georgia to appraise a collection of impressionist paintings, Dore is stranded when his car wheels mysteriously disappear and is received by the bizarre Gage family.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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