I m a street prostitute. Not a call girl or anything. No, a real street whore, with stiletto heels and menthol cigarettes. Narrator Nanou gives a detailed account of her day, from the moment she wakes up with a foul taste in her mouth, in her sordid rented room, until the minute she crawls back into her bed at night to sleep. Interwoven with her story are portraits of her clients. Oscar Coop-Phane invents an astonishing cast of original and deeply human characters losers, defeated by the world around them who seek solace in Nanou s arms. Original and moving, this short book deftly paints a world of solitude and sadness, illuminated by precious moments of tenderness and acts of kindness.
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Number of pages: 126
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 185 x 117 x 12 mm
'Oscar Coop-Phane oozes affection for his characters, from their beautiful humanity to the depths of their weaknesses'* Huffington Post *
'One of the most intriguing and exciting new voices on the French literary scene'* Seymour Magazine *
'The best first novel of the year'* Le Parisien *
'The novel unfolds with a sympathetic clarity that refuses to shy away from both the harsh realities of life and the bits of gentleness and hope that can be found among the shadows.'* World Lit Today *
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