Virginie: Her Two Lives

Virginie: Her Two Lives

by John Hawkes

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Virginie: Her Two Lives by John Hawkes

The story within this beautiful limited edition is about Virginie, an 11-year-old girl leading two lives — one as a servant to the aristocratic Seigneur, a creator of erotically receptive women for the decadent nobility, in 1740; the other as the young sister to a Parisian taxi driver, a patron of a circle of prostitutes, in 1945.
Her former master is a Pygmalion-styled creator of erotically-receptive women, a teacher who raises women of lowly origins to accommodate the tastes of a decadent French nobility. In the latter life, Bocage brings a circle of prostitutes home for his evenings of entertainment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881840544
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

John Hawkes(1925–1998) was a postmodern novelist born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University. He was noted for his unconventional style and views on the creation of literature and was admired by Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Saul Bellow, Anthony Burgess, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Donald Barthelme.

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