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message 1: by Jen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jen | 111 comments 5* - I absolutely loved this. It's a tightly written, somewhat suffocating portrait of inner turmoil, the pull of desire, conflicting identities... all set in boozy 1950's Paris. The atmosphere alone would make this a worthwhile read, but it's the amazing insight it gives into an intense male love affair, set in a dangerous time and place, and its consequences for everyone involved that makes it special.


message 2: by Hilde (new) - added it

Hilde (hilded) | 356 comments I need to get to this soon, gets so much love from all that have read it!


message 3: by 1001shelf (new)

1001shelf | 1065 comments Mod
Jen, if you haven't moved this, you may want to. It is not the official review topic.


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