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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
Title
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "At the Chameleon Club in Paris, Lou Villars, a star athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among its patrons, and as time passes, she experiences a transformation, sparked by tragic events, that warps her earnest desire for love and approval into something dangerous."--Baker & Taylor
  • "A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"--
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • 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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Target audience
adult
Label
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel, Francine Prose
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20180507
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780061713781
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn857966839
  • (OCoLC)857966839
Label
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel, Francine Prose
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20180507
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780061713781
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn857966839
  • (OCoLC)857966839

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