Daylight Book Club: The Dud Avocado

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The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living. It is, as the Guardian observes, ‘one of the best novels about growing up fast’.

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We will be discussing The Dud Avocado at our Daylight Book Club in June. Please email claire@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk if you would like to join us.
 
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?
 
Paperback; 336 pages; 275g

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Weight .275 kg