An Unexpected Guest: A Novel
Little, Brown Book Group Limited, 2012 - 277 pages
Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist. More unnerving is a recurring face in the crowd, one that belonged to another, darker era of her life. One she never expected to see again. But it can't be him--he's been dead for 20 years....
Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.
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Review: An Unexpected GuestUser Review - Kathryn - Goodreads
An interesting story about a pivotal day in the life of Clare, the Irish-American wife of a British diplomat posted in Paris. She's haunted by something she did during her college days, her youngest ... Read full review
Review: An Unexpected GuestUser Review - Kieran Scott - Goodreads
It's nice when I'm surprised by a book's ending! Thought this one was going the other way (she said, trying not to give anything away). Good read. Read full review