The Way I Found Her

The Way I Found Her

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Baker & Taylor
Thirteen-year-old Lewis Little, staying in Paris for the summer with his mother, becomes passionately involved with novelist Valentina Gavrilovich, and when she disappears, the secrets he uncovers in his search for her forces him to leave his childhood behind

McMillan Palgrave
Rose Tremain's novels tells the story of Lewis Little and his seduction at the hands of the beautiful Russian émigré, Valentina Gavrilovich. Shining with wit and color, this luscious novel is a bittersweet valentine to love and loss.


Blackwell North Amer
Lewis Little is a thirteen-year-old boy spending the summer in Paris with his mother, Alice, who is translating the latest medieval romance by Valentina Gavrilovich, the best-selling novelist and exotic Russian emigree. But from the moment Valentina, golden-skinned and exquisitely scented, beckons from a spindly sofa, Lewis floats on a ribbon of Russian cigarette smoke into a delicious new world of passion and intrigue.
At first, the mysteries are of the charming, everyday sort: the origins of saffron sauce, the tastes and names of lipstick. Lewis discusses philosophy with Didier, the existentialist roofer, eats cakes with Valentina's mother, drinks Orangina with Babba, Valentina's maid from Benin, and takes long walks with Valentina's aristocratic dog, Sergei. Most of all, he dreams of Valentina: her delicious laugh, her intoxicating perfume, her silk negligees. But when Valentina mysteriously disappears and Lewis takes it upon himself to find her, glorious secrets turn ominous.

Baker
& Taylor

Thirteen-year-old Lewis Little, staying in Paris for the summer with his mother, becomes passionately involved with novelist Valentina Gavrilovich, and when she disappears, the secrets he uncovers in his search for her forces him to leave his childhood behind. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, c1998.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780374286668
0374286663
Branch Call Number: TRE
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 24 cm.

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