Autumn in Peking by Boris Vian (1920-1959).
French novelist and playwright, a jazz connoisseur and critic, Dixieland trumpeters, and author of more than 400 songs.
“What informs Vian’s book, however, is not sexual fantasy, but rage and
pain: that rage and pain which Vian (almost alone) was able to hear in
the black American musicians, in the bars, dives, and cellars, of the
Paris of those years