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Fisher provides a portrait of one of the significant towns of her life, Aix-en-Provence, where she lived at various times in the 1950s, and visited from the 1920s through the 1970s. Sometimes the essays read like a guide book, with discussions of hotels, cafes, and the famed fountains of Aix, but whenever she turns to people they are inevitably absorbing: the working-class couple whose fortunes and fights over time can be glimpsed through a nearby window; the various street beggars and their methods; the doctors of the town; a stunningly beautiful young man with whom Fisher becomes distantly fascinated; the "fat careless priest" officiating at a christening, who "held the new child as if it were a distastefully cold omelet that might stick on his fingers."
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   French Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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