Momo (a.k.a The Life Before Us or Madame Rosa)

Momo (a.k.a The Life Before Us or Madame Rosa)

Emile Ajar, Romain Gary


The existence earlier than Us is the tale of an orphaned Arab boy, Momo, and his devotion to Madame Rosa, a death, 68-year-old, 220-lb. survivor of Auschwitz and retired "lady of the night."
Momo has been one of many ever-changing ragbag of whores' youngsters at Madame Rosa's boardinghouse in Paris ever in view that he can be mindful. but if the cost that will pay for his retain now not arrives and as Madame Rosa turns into too in poor health to climb the steps to their condominium, he determines to aid her any means he can.

This delicate, just a little macabre love tale among Momo and Madame Rosa has a assisting forged of transvestites, pimps, and witch medical professionals from Paris's immigrant slum, Belleville. Profoundly relocating, The existence ahead of Us earned France's finest literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.

Emile Ajar is a pseudonym utilized by Romain Gary. Translation via Ralph Manheim.

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