Isabel Walker, a young, not-so-innocent, American abroad, arrives in Paris
to find that her sister's French husband ('the frog prince') has just
walked out. While Isabel embarks on her own sentimental education -seduced
by gourmet food, antiques, existentialism and an older man -her sister's
marriage disintegrates into bitter Franco-American wrangles over money,
titles and a mysterious painting. With a sharp tongue and an ironic eye for
the foibles of the Parisian bourgeoisie, the French art world and American
ex-patriots, Isabel is a collector of experience, even those she can't

Diane Johnson—Le Divorce

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