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  • Paperback Edition
  • ISBN: 9781558618053
  • Publication Date: 10-17-2012
  • Page Count: 240
  • Categories: Fiction, Mystery, Sexuality

TERESKA TORRES is the author of more than fourteen books, both fiction and nonfiction. NEW YORK TIMES obituary September 24, 2012 Tereska Torrès, 92, Writer Of Lesbian Fiction, Dies By MARGALIT FOX Tereska Torrès, a convent-educated French writer who quite by accident wrote America’s first lesbian pulp novel, died on Thursday at her home in Paris. She was 92.

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By Cecile

Tereska Torres

By Cecile depicts Post-WWII France as it reels from war and recovery. In Paris, an orphan girl finds refuge with an older man. He introduces her to nightclubs, intellectuals, artists (Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eartha Kitt!), and non-monogamy. When she falls for his mistress, she begins to live a life she deems worthy of writing about . . . but only under the pseudonym of her husband.

"Madame Torres has re-imagined a youthful Colette (here called Cecile) in the infinitely seductive post-World War II period in Paris, where she moves like a sleeping princess through the perverse fairy tales of man-made cafe society. By Cecile is a sharply perceptive novel."

Joan Schenkar, author of The Talented Miss Highsmith

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