Catel et Bocquet retracent le destin de la fascinante Joséphine Baker dans un magnifique roman (bio)graphique tout en noir et blanc. En 500 pages, les auteurs nous dévoilent toutes les facettes de cette femme emplie de convictions : muse de nombreux artistes, militante contre la ségrégation raciale, agent du contre-espionnage de la France Libre, mère adoptive d’une douzaine d’enfants venus d’horizons divers… elle était décidément bien plus qu’une danseuse de cabaret affublée d’une ceinture de bananes...
"I have never been fond of dress, as you know, dear readers. For I have been in undress most of the time."
So writes Sue Suckit, the eighteen-year-old heroine of this Edwardian tale, first privately printed by the Suceur Press in Paris at the turn of the last century. Sweet Sue was but a lass when her parents died and her dear Uncle Will, still at a bachelor at 50, became her guardian.
Though Uncle Will seems to disdain petticoats and all they cover, Sue soon learned he had led one of the fullest, and most voluptuous, of lives. It is with him she first experienced the joys of Eros, and next with his manservant, Charley. From there it was but a step to a house of pleasure where rich but jaded men paid dearly to enjoy the favors of willing maids--especially if they were young and pretty.
"Sue Suckit's adventures can only be described as whirlwind. She is the incarnation of the old saying, 'Where there's a Will there's a lay...'"
--Count Charles de Lecheur