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Bellocq's Women

(2000)
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In 1912, in Storyville, the notorious red-light district of New Orleans, a photographer named E. J. Bellocq took a series of photographs of the women who worked in the brothels. Rediscovered in the 1950s, Bellocq's photographs have become famous, but the man himself remains a mystery.In Bellocq's Women, Peter Everett performs as remarkable a feat of fictional reconstruction as he did in Matisse's War and The Voyages of Alfred Wallis. All we have of Bellocq are his photographs and a few fragmentary memories; in this extraordinary novel Everett not only brings the photographer to life - and with him his strange, tortured relationship with his mother and two young girls, one his landlady's daughter, the other a child whore - but also his world - the opium dens and bar rooms of New Orleans and the whore houses with their surreal combination of violence and homeliness.

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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bellocq's Women
Author(s): Peter Everett
ISBN: 0-224-05988-2 / 978-0-224-05988-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bellocq's Women
Author(s): Peter Everett
ISBN: 0-09-928919-9 / 978-0-09-928919-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bellocq's Women
Author(s): Peter Everett
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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