Books by Philippe Tapon

THE MISTRESS by Philippe Tapon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"The Mistress reads like a screenplay, and the movie version can't be far behind."
A nest-of-vipers melodrama set in German-occupied France near the end of WWII, from the young author of last year's debut novel A Parisian from Kansas. Read full book review >
A PARISIAN FROM KANSAS by Philippe Tapon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1997

"An assured and entertaining debut that will make readers curious to see what its talented author will turn his hand to next."
A clever and almost consistently amusing debut, part Nabokov and part John Irving, about the writing of ``a self-referent novel about life and death.'' The life is that of Darren Swenson, a native midwesterner who grows up gay and disillusioned with his corn-fed all-American ancestry and milieu (Immaculatum, Kansas), strikes out for Manhattan and brief fulfillment working as a call boy (for ``Star Studs''), and makes his way to the City of Light, where, HIV- positive and ebullient to the last, he plans to spend his remaining days surrounded by sympathetic lovers and friends. Read full book review >