By A.J.B. Johnston
Set in early-18th-century France, Thomas: A mystery lifestyles is the imagined lifetime of Thomas Pichon. We first meet Thomas as a twelve-year previous within the small city of Vire, Normandy. Precociously sensuous through nature, Thomas is susceptible to poetry and religious/erotic imaginings. a sequence of adolescent adventures offer amazing heritage to his personality.
Rejecting parental insistence that he turn into a clergyman, Thomas steals away to Paris in the course of the evening. There, approximately broke, Thomas works as a lowly place of work clerk, joins the ranks of aspiring French writers and makes more cash serving as a part-time undercover agent for the police of Paris. yet his careers improve too slowly for his liking, and he reveals himself taking common convenience and unlock in prostitutes’ stalls. A rendezvous with a high-class courtesan brings a brand new probability and Thomas plots a destiny within which he could have his cake and devour it too.