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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel, Francine Prose

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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel
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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
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a novel
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Francine Prose
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eng
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  • "A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"--
  • Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation, and freedom. It is a place of intoxicating ambition, passion, art, and discontent, where louche jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and parvenus looking to indulge their true selves. Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge with rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol; and caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes-- and the world itself-- evolve
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Title
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
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As a teenager, athlete and Olympic hopeful Louisianne “Lou” Villars travels to Paris, where she becomes a coat check girl at the infamous Chameleon Club, a cabaret favored by the city's bohemian demimonde, Lou falls in (and out of) love with performer Arlette, eventually achieving notoriety as a cross-dressing professional racecar driver with connections to the Nazi party. Inspired by the subjects of Brassaï's iconic 1932 photograph "Lesbian Couple at the Monocle," Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, draws on the real-life experiences of Violette Morris and her contemporaries. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R68
LC item number
L68 2014
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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Francine Prose
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel, Francine Prose
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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel, Francine Prose
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780061713804
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013048443

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