By Mandi Bierly
Updated March 09, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
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My French Whore

type
  • Book
genre

My French Whore, the actor Gene Wilder’s debut novel, follows Pvt. Paul Peachy, a love-starved train conductor/amateur actor from Wisconsin who impulsively enlists in 1918 — and ends up impersonating a spy.

Inspiration
”For whatever simplicity of language I’ve achieved,” Wilder thanks Ernest Hemingway and Jean Renoir.

Last Word
Even in print, Wilder’s soothing voice anchors his swift, cinematic story. B+

My French Whore

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Gene Wilder
publisher
  • St. Martin's Press

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