In an apartment in Faubourg Saint-Honore that has seen better days, Dominique, the daughter of a general, is busy mending her dress. It is hot. She sits in her slip as she sews and listens to the noises of the city, listens to the scratchy tango the couple in the other room, her boarders, play on the gramophone while they make love. Sometimes Dominique cannot resist looking through the keyhole, though it hurts her and makes her giddy. In three months she will be forty. All the shutters across the street are wide open. ...

Across the Street 1992, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN-13: 9780151032662

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