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L'Affaire Like ''Le Divorce'' and ''Le Mariage,'' Johnson's latest is an unabashed love letter to a fictional France in which everyone is an Oh la la, mon Dieu!...L'AffaireFiction Like ''Le Divorce'' and ''Le Mariage,'' Johnson's latest is an unabashed love letter to a fictional France in which everyone is an Oh la la, mon Dieu!...2003-10-03
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L'Affaire

Genre: Fiction; Author: Diane Johnson

Like ”Le Divorce” and ”Le Mariage,” Johnson’s latest is an unabashed love letter to a fictional France in which everyone is an Oh la la, mon Dieu!-exclaiming aristocrat whom crass Americans can only dream of emulating. Without a single compelling character (see ”Le Divorce”’s wry Isabel) to manage the messy plot (Alpine avalanche, adultery, and – snore! – British vs. French inheritance laws), the book is as flat and forgettable as a day-old crepe.

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