The Serenade of The Old Cabaret, A Place Which Inspires Memories by John Poly

The Serenade of The Old Cabaret, A Place Which Inspires Memories

byJohn Poly

Kobo ebook | August 31, 2016

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An old cabaret in an isolated Parisian square is discovered by a visiting American couple who stumble upon it during a stroll in the night. They note that it is slated for demolition by the barricades placed at the square’s entrance. But lured by its nostalgia, they curiously wander into the enclosure only to be startled by an elderly Frenchman who has been sitting stoically by an ancient fountain. This is just what the couple have been wishing: To know the secret behind the cabaret’s mystique and to hear stories about those who walked through its doors.
The elderly gentleman is only too willing to tell them, and he transports them back in time to a period before the Second World War and relates the account of a mysterious young man named Andre LeConte who appears one night and meets a beautiful young waitress named Collette. Andre is on a quest to find his father who he believes was a frequent patron of the Old Cabaret. As the story develops, he befriends the cabaret’s owner Monsieur De Moriet and falls in love with Collette. But he encounters Jacques, one of the cabaret’s guitarists, who is jealously possessive of Collette. Difficulties ensue and Jacques is forced to leave. Resentful of his rejection and drawn to the ideology of Nazism, he turns his back on his country. He sets his sights on retaliation against those who hurt him.
When the Nazis occupy Paris, they confiscate the Old Cabaret and use it to entertain their own people. DeMoriet and Andre are retained as the cabaret’s proprietors. In the meantime, the two Frenchmen manage a secret underground operation from the Cabaret’s cellar, secretly transporting out of the country persons whom the Nazis deemed undesirable and destined for extermination.
There is intrigue and suspense as the occupied French find ways to outwit their oppressors, including Jacques. At the same time, true friendships are forged as DeMoriet proves himself to be a friend and father to Andre and his wife Collette.
This poignant story with its unexpected twists and turns has its share of tragedies and triumphs. The Old Cabaret lives up to its reputation as a haven for romantic couples but also as a symbol of the unflinching spirit within the soul of man who seeks to find true happiness and freedom.
We are caught in the fantasy and the reality of that period when the characters of our story come to realize that the resilience of their friendships and loyalties prove to be the enduring factor to their survival. For them and the young American couple who hear this haunting tales, they learn the serenade of the Old Cabaret.

Title:The Serenade of The Old Cabaret, A Place Which Inspires MemoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 31, 2016Publisher:John PolyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0974452564

ISBN - 13:9780974452562

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