My Apprenticeship in the City
by Luc Dietrich
In "My Apprenticeship in the City", the second part of his semi-autobiographical novel, Luc Dietrich recounts his many misadventures on his own in Paris after the death of his mother. Yet he never truly loses sight of his fundamental integrity and comes to understand that he has set out on the wrong path in life. His autobiography concludes with his realization of his need for redemption.