Her First American

A Novel

A classic novel of the immigrant experience

“Lore Segal may have come closer than anyone to writing the Great American Novel.” —The New York Times Book Reveiw

She’s Ilka Weissnix, a young Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Europe, newly arrived in the United States. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair—one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.

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