Zazie in the Metro
LITERATURE 2001 PAPER 151 PAGES
The rollicking tale of young, sassy Zazie, a classic short novel made into a film by Louis Malle. Zazie's a knowing kid with a complex life that doesn't get her down: her mother killed her father, for example, and her uncle is a cross-dresser. When she visits her uncle in Paris, mayhem, calamity, and hijinks ensue. In this short, utterly hilarious and linguistically innovative novel, we follow the irrepressible kid, her nightclub performer uncle, and some disapproving gendarmes on a madcap tour of the city.