The Dud Avocado
The Dud Avocado
Released
January 1, 1958
Publisher
E. P. Dutton & Co.
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • USA First Edition
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Book condition

A very good first edition in the original binding. The top of spine has browned slightly, and has been slightly pushed in. In a good, price-clipped dust jacket. The spine has faded so that only the title, written in black, is easily legible. There is minor chipping to the top and bottom of the spine, and minor wear along the top edgeof the jacket.



About

Sally Jay Gorce is a woman with a mission. It's the 1950s, she's young, and she's in Paris. Having dyed her hair pink, she wears evening dresses in the daytime and vows to go native in a way not even the natives can manage. Embarking on an educational programme that includes an affair with a married man (which fizzles out when she realises he's single and wants to marry her); nights in cabarets and jazz clubs in the company of assorted "citizens of the world"; an entanglement with a charming psychopath; and a bit part in a film financed by a famous matador. But an education like this doesn't come cheap. Will our heroine be forced back to the States to fulfill her destiny as a librarian, or can she keep up her whirlwind Parisian existence?

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