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Cheri and The Last of Cheri by Colette
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bookshelves: classic, fiction, romance, literature

On the surface, this is the melodramatic love story of a boytoy and the woman who turned him out. But go deeper, and you see that the characters are going through a lot more than simply growing old - they're all growing up, a condition brought on not only by nature but also by post WWI Paris. Cheri was raised to be an ornament, something his mother, lover, and finally wife could be proud to call her own. What all these women failed to see was that while they moved forward in life, he wanted nothing more than to hold on to what he had - even if it didn't exist anymore. It's that realization, that all things change and that he was incapable of changing with them, that changed my opinion an whether Cheri was a weak coward or a tragic victim.
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Started Reading
April 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
February 27, 2009 – Shelved
February 27, 2009 – Shelved as: classic
February 27, 2009 – Shelved as: fiction
February 27, 2009 – Shelved as: romance
February 27, 2009 – Shelved as: literature

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