The State of Things
11:04 am
Wed May 7, 2014

A Snapshot Of A Nazi

black book cover with neon lighting lettering and Eiffel Tower in background
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 book cover
Credit harpercollins.com

  

It was a photograph of two women at a table, one in a dress and one in a suit, that inspired Francine Prose's latest novel. The suited woman is Violette Morris, a French athlete turned Nazi collaborator. Mixing history with fiction, "Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932" (HarperCollins, 2014), imagines Morris' life through multiple narrators.

 Host Frank Stasio talks with author Francine Prose.

 

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