The Resource American romantic, Ward Just

American romantic, Ward Just

Label
American romantic
Title
American romantic
Statement of responsibility
Ward Just
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harry Sanders is a young foreign service officer in 1960s Indochina when a dangerous and clandestine meeting with insurgents--ending in quiet disaster--and a brief but passionate encounter with Sieglinde, a young German woman, alter the course of his life. Absorbing the impact of his misstep, Harry returns briefly to Washington before eventual assignments in Africa, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. He marries the captivating May, who is fleeing her own family disappointments in worn-out upper New England and looking for an escape into Harry's diplomatic life. On the surface, they are a handsome, successful couple--but the memory of Sieglinde persists in Harry's thoughts, and May has her own secrets too. As Harry navigates the increasingly treacherous waters of diplomacy in an age of interminable conflict, he also tries to bridge the distances between himself and the two alluring women who have chosen to love him. Ward Just, returning to his trademark territory of Forgetfulness and The Weather in Berlin, delivers an utterly compelling story of Americans trying to run the world, yet failing to master their lives" --
Summary
While on duty as a young foreign service officer in Indochina in the 1960s, Harry Sanders briefly meets a young German woman who changes the course of his life
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10282086
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Just, Ward S
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diplomats
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Diplomats
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
American romantic, Ward Just
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853313573
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780544196377
Lccn
2013026310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)853313573
Label
American romantic, Ward Just
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853313573
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780544196377
Lccn
2013026310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)853313573

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