The cosmopolitans

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The cosmopolitans (2016)

377 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 2016

ISBN:
9781558619104
OCLC Number:
907652966

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A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette by one of America's most prolific and significant writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Ohio, comes to the city to "make it."

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Subjects

  • Actresses
  • Gay actors
  • Fiction

Places

  • West Village (New York, N.Y.)