The Death Of A Century: A Novel of the Lost Generation by Daniel RobinsonThe Death Of A Century: A Novel of the Lost Generation by Daniel Robinson

The Death Of A Century: A Novel of the Lost Generation

byDaniel Robinson

Hardcover | June 9, 2015

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Greenwich, Connecticut, 1922. Newspaper man Joe Henry finds himself the primary suspect when his friend, fellow reporter Wynton Gresham, is murdered. Both were veterans of French battles during WWI—the war that was supposed to end all wars.

Unanswered questions pile up in the wake of a violent night: Gresham lies dead in his home, a manuscript he had just completed has gone missing, three Frenchmen lay dead in a car accident less than a mile from Gresham's home, and a trunk full of Gresham's clothes lay neatly packed in his bedroom. Hours after his friend's death, Henry discovers in Gresham's desk drawer a one-way ticket reserved in his friend's name aboard a steamer ship to France. The ticket is dated for the next day. Henry steals away under Gresham's identity, escaping the heated interrogation of the town sheriff, to Paris in the roaring 20s. In the City of Light he becomes a hunted man. To clear his name he must find the man responsible for his friend's murder, while evading his own, and discover the deadly secret revealed in the lost manuscript. In the process, with the help of other broken veteran expats of Hemingway's Lost Generation living in Paris, he finds hope in a world irrevocably altered by war.

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Daniel Robinson’s first career was fighting wildfires, and the experiences from those fourteen years serve as the basis for his first novel, After the Fire. He won the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize for his Depression-era noir, The Shadow of Violence. He has a PhD from the writing program at the University of Denver and has published nume...
Title:The Death Of A Century: A Novel of the Lost GenerationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:ArcadeLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

“An entertaining gallop of a story, by a writer both innovative and spellbinding.”—Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats.“Robinson’s atmospheric tale of betrayal and revenge paints a passionate picture of the Lost Generation, those who came of age during WWI. . . . He does a fine job of bringing Hemingway’s Paris to life.” —Publisher's WeeklyReviews for After the Fire:“Literate and moving, [After the Fire] is as rich in character as it is in place. . . . Robinson’s writing engages you with a kind of terrible beauty. . . . [T]he courage in Robinson’s writing will lead him forward. This is a solid debut and clearly there are more to come.”—Bloomsbury Review“A touching debut. . . . [A] poignant story about the ‘pull of the past,’ affectingly warm and compassionate.”—Publishers Weekly“A powerful, emotional story, one that will instill in readers a renewed appreciation for the heroic young people fighting wildfires.”—Rocky Mountain Post“The fire line scenes are so rich that you can smell the smoke, hear the clink of tools, and find yourself a part of the action. . . . Some of the fire line passages are priceless; some of the best stuff ever written about [fire] crews. . . . After the Fire is a very good first novel." —Wildland Firefighter Magazine“Here’s one of those remarkably mature first novels. The author has put together a story that’s dramatic, exciting, affecting, and memorable. . . . Robinson mixes memories of fire fighting with some intense psychological and philosophical ruminations. Robinson clearly has a story-telling gift, and that helps him keep the story grounded in everyday reality. A fine debut.”—Booklist"Violent nightmares and inescapable memories of combat haunt thisfast-paced novel of Lost Generation Paris, cold and perilous in February1922. [A] well-honed intrigue."-Ronald McFarland, poet and author of Appropriating Hemingway"A suspense-thriller that poignantly reveals the enduring impact of the First World War on the individual soldier, Daniel Robinson’s Death of a Century is a tale that explodes the myth of peaceful homecoming and explores the loyalty, violence, and desperation that emerges between men during war... A fine addition to those who want to gain a sense of the "lost generation,” and those lost souls who have come home from our latest wars." --Lt. Col. Michael Stoneham, U.S. Military Academy at West Point"The lessons of World War I are as relevant today as they were one hundred years ago and when we read novels like Death of a Century, we are reminded poignantly of these lessons." -- The Historical Novel Society "Daniel Robinson’s novel is an absolute romp. The premise sucks you in almost immediately and leaves the reader turning each page, looking for more and more. The author deals with the main character’s shellshock with a great deal of care and sympathy, while paralleling the brutality of the world off the battlefield. This is a book not to be missed; it is a mystery, thriller, Historical Drama in one package." --Manhattan Book Review