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The Polish Lover

The Polish Lover

by Weller

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In this memoir-like tale of a fateful love affair, reminiscent of Franoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse and other bittersweet, contemporary first novels, jazz clarinetist Danny encounters a beautiful, enigmatic Polish woman on a South Pacific gig and impulsively changes his life. Maja, an expatriate Pole living in Amsterdam, is sexy, maddening, and fond of changing lovers. Danny, who writes from the hindsight of early middle age, is thoroughly seduced, drawn in by Maja's sexual magnetism and ignoring the big, red danger signs posted all along the way. It's only after relocating to Amsterdam and then visiting Poland during a symbolically icy Christmas season that he begins to realize that he's by no means Maja's last lover, merely her latest, and auditions are already in process for his replacement. Interspersed with fresh musical imagerytheir first lovemaking is an exquisite jazz riffthis book offers a fascinating look at predemocracy Poland. Recommended for all libraries.Jo Manning, Univ. of Miami Lib., Coral Gables, Fla.

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Da Capo Books
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5.82(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.88(d)

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