Caracole (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 8, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In French caracole means "prancing"; in English, "caper." Both words perfectly describe this high-spirited erotic adventure. In Caracole, White invents an entire world where country gentry languish in decaying mansions and foppish intellectuals exchange lovers and gossip in an occupied city that resembles both Paris under the Nazis and 1980s New York. To that city comes Gabriel, an awkward boy from the provinces whose social naïveté and sexual ardor make him endlessly attractive to a variety of patrons and paramours.

"A seduction through language, a masque without masks, Caracole brings back to startling life a dormant strain in serious American writing: the idea of the romantic."--Cynthia Ozick
  

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User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

Edmund White's novel Caracole can best be described as sublime nonsense. Whether it could also be described as worth reading is quite another matter, since a style that is perhaps best described as a ... Read full review

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EDMUND WHITE
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About the author (2010)

Edmund White is the author of the novels Fanny: A Fiction, A Boy's Own Story, The Farewell Symphony, and The Married Man; a biography of Jean Genet; a study of Marcel Proust; and, most recently, a memoir, My Lives. Having lived in Paris for many years, he has now settled in New York, and he teaches at Princeton University.

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