Our Lady of the Flowers (Notre Dame des Fleurs) Book Summary and Study Guide

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A criminal is spending an indefinite time in prison. While there, he creates a fantasy world that he finds arousing. His characters are a male-to-female transgendered person named Divine, her virile male lover, and her murderer, an attractive young man named Our Lady of the Flowers. The criminal spends his time masturbating while imagining the story of Divine's life and death.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   criminal Kind of sex:    -   sexing oneself    -   transvestites Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   Weiner talk!    -   two guys doing it Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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