After marrying a a hit Parisian creator known generally as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her youth domestic in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel approximately a witty and brazen u . S . Woman named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its fulfillment, Colette and Willy grow to be the speak of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.