Irene Marceau is the crusty but kind owner of a Paris brothel. She rescues a starving and sick Julián Carax from the street and hires him as a pianist. Later, she plans to marry him so that he can inherit her money, but Carax’s duel with Jorge Aldaya prevents the wedding.
Irene Marceau Character Timeline in The Shadow of the Wind
The timeline below shows where the character Irene Marceau appears in The Shadow of the Wind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Nuria Monfort: Chapter 1
...had published several novels in Paris, as the owner of the bar where he worked, Irene Marceau , was well-connected in the city. Because they sold so poorly, Cabestany acquired the rights... (full context)
Nuria Monfort: Chapter 6
Nuria Monfort: Chapter 7