How anyone manages, at the age of 41, to be so entirely disconnected from everyone and everything is a mystery even to Claude himself. One assumes quite naturally that Claude must be either a religious fanatic or a pervert. While there is some truth to both allegations, Claude does not claim to have a monopoly on truth, not a corner, or even an edge. even a corner on it. And, while it is true that his liaisons have been numerous and unseemly, no one has been even close to under-age.