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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

A Novel

By Francine Prose, 1947-

A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling itself.

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. It is at the Chameleon where the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club’s loyal denizens, including the rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol; and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine.

As the years pass, their fortunes—and the world itself—evolve. Lou falls desperately in love and finds success as a race car driver. Gabor builds his reputation with startlingly vivid and imaginative photographs, including a haunting portrait of Lou and her lover, which will resonate through all their lives. As the exuberant twenties give way to darker times, Lou experiences another metamorphosis—sparked by tumultuous events—that will warp her earnest desire for love and approval into something far more.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780061713781


Format: Book
Author: Prose, Francine, 1947-
Summary: "A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel / Francine Prose.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, 2014.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Paris -- Fiction. Betrayal -- Fiction. Aliens -- Fiction. Lesbians -- Fiction. Nightclubs -- France -- Paris -- Fiction. FICTION / Literary. FICTION / Historical. FICTION / Biographical. Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780061713781 (hardback) 0061713783 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: F Prose
Oclc: 857966839
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Bib Id: 513328

Format: Book
Author: Prose, Francine, 1947-
Summary: "A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel / Francine Prose.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, 2014.
Description: 436 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Subjects: Betrayal -- Fiction.
Subjects: Aliens -- Fiction.
Subjects: Lesbians -- Fiction.
Subjects: Nightclubs -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: FICTION / Historical.
Subjects: FICTION / Biographical.
Subjects: Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013048443
ISBN: 9780061713781 (hardback)
ISBN: 0061713783 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: F Prose