Under the Net - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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James arrived in Paris with the feeling that he always got there: expectation upon arrival and leaving with disappointment. Yet he did enjoy the sights and sounds of the city in the morning and was in no hurry to get to Magdalen's hotel. What she had to tell him could wait just a while longer. He sat in a café to have his breakfast when his attention was diverted to a sudden crowd at a bookshop. He had forgotten that this was the day of the announcement of the Prix Goncourt, the annual book-writing award.

While he drank his coffee, a truck pulled up and dropped stacks of the newly awarded book and to his huge surprise, its author was Jean Pierre Breteuil, his sometime employer whose manuscripts he translated. How could it be that this chimpanzee of a man had pulled off such a feat as...

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