book | 1975
Euphoric State University, with its whitestone, sundrenched campus, and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual exchange scheme. Normally the exchange passes without concern.
But when Philip Swallow swaps with Professor Zapp the Fates play a hand, and the two academics find themselves enmeshed in a spiralling involvement on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
Nobody is immune: students, colleagues, even wives are swapped as the tension increases. Finally, the cat is let out of the bag with a flourish that surprises even the author himself.
Changing Places was awarded both the Hawthornden Prize and the Yorkshire Post Fiction Prize when it was published in 1975.
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