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The chaperone

Author: Laura Moriarty
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives"--
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
History
Fiction
Named Person: Louise Brooks; Louise Brooks; Louise Brooks
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Moriarty
ISBN: 9781594487019 1594487014 9781594631436 1594631433
OCLC Number: 761846626
Description: 371 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: First published in the US: Riverhead Books.-Includes bibliographical references.-On a summer's day in 1922 Cora Carlisle boards a train from Wichita, Kansas, to New York City, leaving behind a marriage that's not as perfect as it seems and a past that she buried long ago. She is charged with the care of a stunning young girl with a jet-black fringe and eyes wild and wise beyond her fifteen years. This girl is hungry for stardom and Cora for something she doesn't yet know. Cora will be many things in her lifetime --
an orphan, a mother, a wife, a mistress --
but in New York she is a chaperone and her life is about to change. It is here under the bright lights of Broadway, in a time when prohibition reigns and speakeasies with their forbidden whispers behind closed doors thrive, that Cora finds what she has been searching for. It is here, in a time when illicit thrills and daring glamour sizzle beneath the laws of propriety that her life truly begins. It is here that Cora and her charge, Louise Brooks, take their first steps towards their dreams.
Responsibility: Laura Moriarty.
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"A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives"--

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