My French Whore

My French Whore

Book - 2007
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The beloved actor and screenwriter's first novel, set during World War I, delicately and elegantly explores a most unusual romance.  It's almost the end of the war and Paul Peachy, a young railway employee and amateur actor in Milwaukee, realizes his marriage is one-sided.  He enlists, and ships off to France.  Peachy instantly realizes how out of his depth he is - and never more so than when he is captured.  Risking everything, Peachy - who as a child of immigrants speaksGerman - makes the reckless decision to impersonate one of the enemy's most famous spies. As the urbane and accomplished spy Harry Stroller, Peachy has access to a world he could never have known existed - a world of sumptuous living, world-weary men, and available women.  But when one of those women - Annie, a young, beautiful and wary courtesan - turns out to be more than she seems, Peachy's life is transformed forever.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312360573
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 178 p. ; 19 cm.


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Vilka Mar 31, 2018

Short but satisfying read--don't be put off by the title. Starts off a mildly silly comedy or errors, with the suspense of wondering if Peachy's cover will be blown, but in those last few chapters it surprises you with its poignant emotion. I read it in one sitting.


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