The Prince's Boy

The Prince's Boy

Book - 2014
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In May 1927, Dinu Grigorescu, aged nineteen, a skinny boy of literary ambition, is newly arrived in Paris. He has been sent from Bucharest, the city of his childhood, by his generous, wealthy father to embark upon a bohemian adventure and enjoy the unique pleasures of Parisian life. From a distance of forty years, Dinu's memoir of his brief spell in Paris is one of discovery and love. An innocent in a new city, still grieving the sudden loss of his beloved mother Elena seven years earlier, Dinu is guided in la vie de Boh me by a distant cousin, Eduard, charged with his care. But drawn tentatively, secretly, to the Bains du Ballon d'Alsace, a notorious place rumoured to provide the men of Paris, married or otherwise, who enjoy something different, everything they crave, Dinu met Razvan, a 'beast beyond compare'. A fellow Romanian, the adopted child of a man of refinement - a prince's boy - whose stories of Proust and other artists entranced Dinu, Razavan would become the young man's teacher in the ways of the world.
This exquisite account of love is a work of extraordinary sensual delicacy, every sentence exemplary, from one of our most celebrated writers.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014
ISBN: 9781408851890
Characteristics: 151 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: BAILEY, P


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Feb 25, 2016

Tedious and empty beyond belief. Proust's furniture makes a cameo appearance in the male brothel where rough stuff can be obtained if you're posh enough. Talk about cliches and padding! Characters are so generic they have no pull=date.


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