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My French Whore

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My French Whore

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My French Whore by Gene Wilder
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Grief-struck by the realisation that his wife no longer loves him, timid, self-effacing Paul Peachy enlists as a Private in the army, and leaves Milwaukee for the trenches of WWI France. When his company captures the infamous German spy Harry Stroller, Peachy - who speaks fluent German - is called upon to interrogate him. The next day, after a night spent in conversation with the spy, Peachy himself is captured by the enemy in No Man's Land, having lost his nerve during an attack. He is about to be shot when, inspired in extremis, he hits on the idea of impersonating Stroller (whose identity is so secret that almost no Germans have seen him). Discovering resources of courage and wit he never knew he possessed, Peachy carries off this imposture with style and is feted as a hero by his German hosts. Always aware that discovery must be around the corner, he falls in love with Annie Breton, a French prostitute, with whom he experiences a few final days of happiness before he is unmasked. "My French Whore" is a skillful, touching and often very funny debut novel about humanity's latent potential for heroism and happiness.

Author Biography

Actor Gene Wilder has appeared in, co-written and produced over 30 films and made countless TV and stage appearances. He is perhaps best known for playing the eponymous lead in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and his many collaborations with the comedian Richard Pryor and the writer/director Mel Brooks. His collaboration with Brooks lead to his two Oscar nominations, as supporting actor in The Producers in 1968 and as co-writer (with Brooks) of Young Frankenstein in 1974. His autobiography, Kiss Me Like A Stranger, was published in 2005.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Old Street Publishing
Pages
128
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781905847150
Product ID
1752770

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