'Marvellous entertainment' Sunday Times
To Los Angeles comes Paul Cattleman, a young historian recently married to Katherine, a delicate girl with a conventional New England background. At first Los Angeles affects the two newcomers very differently. Paul responds immediately to the sunny, sprawling cosmopolitan city; to Katherine, however, the main impression is of dirt and smog. Paul explores his surroundings and discovers Ceci, a girl who could be the incarnation of the city's uninhibited ways, while Katherine meets Iz a psychiatrist who recognises her unhappiness and sets out to help her.
I’m mad about Lurie… I have a thing for over-educated adulterers in fiction
Lurie shows some really fine ironic humor… An incisive and very witty novel