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In the Cafe of Lost Youth

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Four narrators, a student from a cafe, a private detective hired by an aggrieved husband, the heroine herself and one of her lovers, construct a portrait of Jacqueline Delanque, otherwise known as Louki. The daughter of a single mother who works in the Moulin Rouge, Louki grows up in poverty in Montmartre. Her one attempt to escape her background fails when she is rejected from the Lycee Jules-Ferry. She meanders on through life, into a cocaine habit, and begins frequenting the Cafe Conde, whose regulars call her "Louki". ...

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In the Cafe of Lost Youth
2017, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857055286

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In the Café of Lost Youth
2016, New York Review of Books

ISBN-13: 9781590179536

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In the Cafe of Lost Youth
2016, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857055262


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