The life before us: ("Madame Rosa")

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New Directions Pub. Corp.,
Pub. Date:
1986.
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English
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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.
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081120961
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Grouping Title life before us madame rosa
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title_display The life before us : ("Madame Rosa")
title_full The life before us : ("Madame Rosa") / by Romain Gary (Emile Ajar) ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by James Laughlin
title_short The life before us :
title_sub ("Madame Rosa")