The Radiant City

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The Radiant City

by Lauren B Davis

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Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Harper Collins


The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 000200576X

ISBN - 13: 9780002005760

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000200576X Canadian first edition, first printing. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.

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“Light is neutral and indifferent. It can blind as well as reveal. It can save someone who wanders too close to an unseen edge, but it can just as easily betray a person cowering in a hidden place….”

So thinks Matthew Bowles, as he stares out his Paris window at the sun sparkling off a tiny fountain in the place du Dublin in the 8th arrondissement. Matthew, a traumatized war correspondent, has fled to the anonymity of Paris after himself becoming an international story for a failed act of heroism. He has been offered a book contract, but the ghosts of his past threaten to overtake him as he struggles to write his memoirs.

In a city of refugees, Matthew is a refugee from reality, as homeless as those whose shattered lives he records. Matthew resurrects a friendship with Jack Saddler—Vietnam vet, ex-mercenary and sometime combat photographer—and is drawn into Jack’s world of shadowy bars, calculating lovers and booze-fuelled nights of forgetting.

But he is also befriended by Saida, the beautiful, scarred woman who fled Lebanon with her family and now runs a café on the place du Dublin. Matthew is drawn in by her kindness and her fierce love for Joseph, her sixteen-year-old son, who is growing into manhood on the treacherous streets of the North African quarter.

This is Paris far from the glimmer of tourist lights. It is here that secrets are divulged, guilt and passion are revealed, and Matthew is caught up in an inescapable final confrontation.

Shining light into the no-man’s-land of war zones, Paris’s unseen quarters, and the darkest corners of the human mind and heart, Lauren B. Davis delivers a novel of astonishing depth and power. The Radiant City is the story of a man rediscovering his humanity and the necessity of participating in life rather than simply observing it.

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The Radiant City. { Signed & Lined & Dated in Month/Year of Publication. }

The Radiant City. { Signed & Lined & Dated in Month/Year of Publication. }

by Davis Lauren B.

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Format: Hard Cover

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

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12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed and Dated By Author. A VERY FINE, unread copy of the FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING. In VERY FINE jacket. SIGNED and DATED in TORONTO by the author on the title page. DATED: 2005, MARCH 30. The author has also written the novel's FIRST SENTENCE on the title page with her signature and date. : " THE NIGHT IS THE WRONG COLOUR.". A Very Special/Unique copy thus of the Signed First Edition.


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