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An American in Paris

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  2 reviews
An American in Paris introduces Henrietta Adams, a young foreign correspondent assigned to report on the burgeoning artistic elite of Paris. In the process, Henrietta discovers romantic intrigue, along with an international art theft plot that implicates none other than Picasso. She finds a charmed life that would have been unimaginable in America at that time.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 12th 2000 by Cleis Press (first published September 30th 2000)
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A bit frothy and formulaic, but also a charming little quick read about the "Sapphic" coteries of Paris in the 1920s... I will say, though, that while I liked the portrait of Stein and Toklas, having the heroine be Henrietta Adams so she can be called "Henri" and Vandenburg can play off "The Education of Henry Adams" is just a bit too precious.
A Wonderful, hilarious, coming of age punk lesbian book. I would've adored this book in high school - you can really relate to her when she's younger and trying to figure out who she is.
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