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Gabriel, a teenager, is being introduced to the rites of adulthood, including sexual desire, social intrigue, and political power while his young lover, Angelica, is following a parallel course through life
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In French caracole means "prancing"; in English, "caper". Both words perfectly describe this high-spirited erotic adventure by a writer whose novels possess the athletic grace of grand ballet. In Caracole, Edmund 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 naivete and sexual ardor make him endlessly attractive to a variety of patrons and paramours. Together with his bewitching lover, Angelica, Gabriel navigates a glittering labyrinth of power and betrayal, snobbery and desire, in a novel that suggests a pas de deux between Nabokov and Balzac.About the Author:
Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1940. His fiction includes the autobiographical trilogy A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony, as well as Caracole, Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, and Skinned Alive, a collection of short stories. He is also the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Jean Genet, a short study of Proust, a travel book about gay America--States of Desire--and Our Paris. He is an officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and teaches at Princeton University. He lives in New York City.
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Book Description New Amer Library, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1986. Soft Cover Trade Paperback. Condition: Good +. 1st Printing. [342 pp] . Light shelf wear; no tears; no marks within. Good reading copy. Seller Inventory # 01595
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Book Description Plume Book, U.S.A., 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. Some edgewear to covers. Foxing to front cover and spine. Small stain on text block. Pages are free of markings, toned with age. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our items are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** Size: 8 x 5. Seller Inventory # 214881
Book Description A Plume Nook/ New American Library, New York, Scarborough, ON, Canada, 1986. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Christine Rodin (Cover Photo) (illustrator). First Plume Printing, September, 1986. 342 pp. Tightly bound copy with minimal external wear. Seller Inventory # 2ivCd0016
Book Description New American Library, New York and Scarborough, Ontario, 1986. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good -. First Plume Printing. Clean interior. Hinge cracked at p.178. Creased on spine. Small stain on top front edge and back fore-edge. Light shelf wear. 342 pages. Seller Inventory # 007522
Book Description Plume, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0452258812
Book Description Dutton/Plume, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1986. Soft Cover. Condition: Fine. First Thus. (1st Plume) Large softcover, color-illustrated wrappers, 342 pages. Very Fine copy. Seller Inventory # 12965