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Title:
Paris never leaves you
Author:
Robbins, Adréana.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Forge, 1999.
Physical Description:
413 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312867553
Format :
Book

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Summary

In the midst of their glittering world is a modern-day Cinderella, Djuna Cortez who inherits an apartment in Paris, a winery in the Loire, and the art collection of painter Joaquim Carlos Cortez. Djuna is the artist's long-lost granddaughter.Caught up in the whirl of Parisian high society, Djuna falls in love with a vintner who seems to be the man of her dreams. Secretly he plots to control Djuna and her fortune.Djuna seeks solace in her grandfather's journals. Joaquim Carlos came to Paris frown Spain in the 1930s. Beautiful women beg him to paint their portraits. Despite his glittering life, Joaquim Carlos cannot ignore the advancing Nazis and at last acts to save himself, his art, and his son.Drawing courage from her grandfather's trials, Djuna summons the strength to reclaim her freedom, her sanity, and her grandfather's legacy.


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Booklist Review

This first novel by the daughter of the late Harold Robbins continues his tradition of chronicling the lives of the rich and famous. The major players here are beautiful, wealthy, oversexed and one-dimensional. When young, naive, innocent, and beautiful Djuna Cortez learns that she has inherited a Paris apartment, a winery in the Loire, and the art collection of her grandfather (the famous painter Joaquim Carlos Cortez), she decides to settle in Paris, where she gets caught up in the glittering lifestyle of the jet set. Because she is so naive and trusting, Djuna soon becomes prey to a group of wily fortune hunters and barely gets out of the mess alive. Robbins includes an oddly disjointed, half^-hearted look at Paris cafelife in the 1930s, as Djuna explores her grandfather's journals, which detail his innumerous affairs and other meticulously recorded peccadillos. Readers may find Adreana's novel tamer than her father's works and not nearly as blatantly tawdry. Long-winded, long-drawn, and just plain long, this debut novel nonetheless will arouse interest. --Kathleen Hughes


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