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Nights in a Foreign Country Paperback – 4 Oct 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New edition edition (4 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753812746
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753812747
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,390,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

A talented young writer returns with haunting stories about love, dreams, and ultimately, freedom.

About the Author

Jean McNeil was born in 1968, and grew up on Cape Breton island, Nova Scotia, eastern Canada. She graduated from Toronto University with a degree in international relations and Latin American studies in 1991. She has lived and worked in Cuba, Brazil and Central America, and is the author of the Rough Guide to Costa Rica and the Rough Guide to Central America. Now based in London, she continues to travel to Latin America.

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Nights in a Foreign Country is a collection of stories, not a travel guide. True, the stories are set in different locations around the world, but the subjects are interior, not exteriors. That said, the writing is evocative of place as well as feeling and the book conjures up vivid pictures of its mostly Latin American settings.
Far from jumping into bed with each other, the characters are seeking intimacy whilst guarding themselves against too much involvement. Always complicated and not always attractive, all are believable and sensitive. The ambiguity could irritate someone reading for plot alone. If you're looking for quick guides to holiday destinations, or rollocking plot, or larger than life characters, this is not the book or the writer for you.
The real beauty of the book is the writing. The language is unusually cool, clear and precise. Sharp unexpected imagery throws shafts of light on objects, scenes, emotions. It's the very essence of "what oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed". Read, enjoy, re-read.
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This is an exciting and diverse read for those who love to travel and work abroad. Mcneil is a travel writer and this certainly comes across in her depiction of her characters and settings.
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I bought this book from a summary in a newspaper, but I felt slighty disappointed upon reading the book. I like to dream of where I might travel next so I thought that the book would give me some inspiration, having an unexplained fascination with Canada and South America.
I wasn't aware that each story would be so brief, and for a couple of the stories I had no idea what the author had been trying to say, they were just going nowhere. It would have helped if there was a glossary of foreign words in the back of the book, because although the author knew what the words meant themselves,any normal reader was left wondering about the signifance of the words!
There was a trend for most of the characters in the book to be looking for something that they had lost or they were all looking for their next sexual encounter, and they all seemed to be in the same type of job, which seemed to mix each story into the next so that you couldn't get a grip on each individual story.
There were a few stories that grabbed my attention but on the whole it was a disappointing read.
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