The Life Before Us (Paperback)

"Madame Rosa"

By Romain Gary, Ralph Manheim (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811209618, 191pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 1986

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This sensitive, slightly macabre love story between Momo and Madame Rosa has a supporting cast of transvestites, pimps, and witch doctors from Paris's immigrant slum, Belleville. Profoundly moving, The Life Before Us earned France's premier literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.