Zenith Hotel (Hardback)
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Zenith Hotel (Hardback)

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Hardback 126 Pages / Published: 15/03/2014
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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
ISBN: 9781909807501
Number of pages: 126
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 185 x 117 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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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“Tiny and Incredible”

Zenith Hotel is hard to define, it's not a novel in the traditional sense, it's not a novella, nor is it a short story. It's a glimpse into a life. Set in Paris and featuring prostitue Nanou and some of... More

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“A brief glimpse into lives we normally try to forget exist”

This is the tale of Nanou, a street prostitute, writing down the details of her day. It is interspersed with pages detailing the background of the clients she encounters on that day, each with his own story to tell.... More

Hardback edition
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“Zenith Hotel”

A deeply bleak portrayal of a day in the life of Nanou seen through both her own eyes and through the live of the losers who are her clients. Nanou is a prositute, nothing fancy, not a tart with a heart; simply a... More

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