My French Whore

Author(s): Gene Wilder

General Fiction

The beloved actor and screenwriter's first novel, set during World War I, delicately and elegantly explores a most unusual romance. It's almost the end of the war and Paul Peachy, a young railway employee and amateur actor in Milwaukee, realizes his marriage is one-sided. He enlists, and ships off to France. Peachy instantly realizes how out of his depth he is--and never more so than when he is captured. Risking everything, Peachy--who as a child of immigrants speaks German--makes the reckless decision to impersonate one of the enemy's most famous spies.

As the urbane and accomplished spy Harry Stroller, Peachy has access to a world he could never have known existed--a world of sumptuous living, world-weary men, and available women. But when one of those women, Annie, a young, beautiful, and wary courtesan, turns out to be more than she seems, Peachy's life is transformed forever.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781905847426
  • : Old Street Publishing
  • : 176652
  • : February 2008
  • : 0.75000mm X 5.00000mm X 7.75000mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : oc2008048592
  • : 174
  • : Gene Wilder
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.6