A Coffin for Dimitrios - Chapter 11, Paris, 1928-1931 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, Paris, 1928-1931 Summary

Peters reminisces about his life and beliefs. Latimer dislikes him, yet is oddly attracted by him. Peters is oily and hypocritical, believing himself to be a philosopher and lover of arts, while his beliefs only excuse his criminal lifestyle. Still, Peters is also personable. Peters relates his history with Dimitrios.

Peters meets Dimitrios in Paris in 1927, when he co-owns a nightclub called Le Kasbah Parisien with a man named Giraud. The nightclub is Moroccan-themed, and it becomes a success as a popular night spot. Then, the success dies down. When Giraud and Peters are no longer making as much money, Giraud brings in Dimitrios. Dimitrios trades in women, transporting them through France to other countries, to be kept as concubines. The laws have been changed so the women must prove they have work in France to come to the...

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