The Life Before Us ("madame Rosa'')

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SKU: DADAX081120961X
ISBN : 081120961X

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The Life Before Us is the story of an orphaned Arab boy, Momo, and his devotion to Madame Rosa, a dying, 68-year-old, 220-lb. survivor of Auschwitz and retired "lady of the night."

Momo has been one of the ever-changing ragbag of whores' children at Madame Rosa's boardinghouse in Paris ever since he can remember. But when the check that pays for his keep no longer arrives and as Madame Rosa becomes too ill to climb the stairs to their apartment, he determines to support her any way he can.

This sensitive, slightly macabre love story between Momo and Madame Rosa has a supporting cast of transvestites, pimps, and witch doctors from Paris's immigrant slum, Belleville. Profoundly moving, The Life Before Us earned France's premier literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.
Author : Romain Gary
ISBN : 081120961X
Language : English
No of Pages : 192
Edition : F First Paperback
Publication Date : 2/17/1986
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 7.9x5.1x0.7

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