Thomas: A Secret Life

Thomas A Secret Life Writer lover spy Life is nowhere near as good or as easy as Thomas Pichon imagined it would beSet in early th century France Thomas A Secret Life is the imagined life of Thomas Pichon We first m

  • Title: Thomas: A Secret Life
  • Author: A.J.B. Johnston
  • ISBN: 9781897009741
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Writer, lover, spy Life is nowhere near as good or as easy as Thomas Pichon imagined it would beSet in early 18th century France, Thomas, A Secret Life is the imagined life of Thomas Pichon We first meet Thomas as a twelve year old in the small town of Vire, Normandy Precociously sensuous by nature, Thomas is inclined to poetry and religious erotic imaginings A seriesWriter, lover, spy Life is nowhere near as good or as easy as Thomas Pichon imagined it would beSet in early 18th century France, Thomas, A Secret Life is the imagined life of Thomas Pichon We first meet Thomas as a twelve year old in the small town of Vire, Normandy Precociously sensuous by nature, Thomas is inclined to poetry and religious erotic imaginings A series of adolescent adventures provide striking background to his character.Rejecting parental insistence that he become a priest, Thomas steals away to Paris in the middle of the night There, nearly broke, Thomas works as a lowly office clerk, joins the ranks of aspiring French writers and makes extra money serving as a part time spy for the police of Paris But his careers advance too slowly for his liking, and he finds himself taking regular comfort and release in prostitutes stalls A rendezvous with a high class courtesan brings a new possibility and Thomas plots a future in which he can have his cake and eat it too.

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    1. Thomas Pichon has dreams of moving to Paris to study medicine, but his parents, facing financial troubles, have decided that his life should move in a different direction, and that he should enter the priesthood. Unwilling to spend his life in the way his parents have dictated, Pichon flees from his home to pursue his dreams, only to find that life in the City of Lights won’t unfold as he predicted.Before reading “Thomas: A Secret Life,” I read its sequel, “The Maze.” While the latter [...]

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