The Paris Hours: A Novel

May 5, 2020|
The Paris Hours: A Novel by Alex George
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"Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless." -Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World

One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time.


Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city''s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they''ve lost.

Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her employer''s notebooks, she saved one for herself. Now she is desperate to find it before her betrayal is revealed. Souren, an Armenian refugee, performs puppet shows for children that are nothing like the fairy tales they expect. Lovesick artist Guillaume is down on his luck and running from a debt he cannot repay-but when Gertrude Stein walks into his studio, he wonders if this is the day everything could change. And Jean-Paul is a journalist who tells other people''s stories, because his own is too painful to tell. When the quartet''s paths finally cross in an unforgettable climax, each discovers if they will find what they are looking for.

Told over the course of a single day in 1927, Alex George''s The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.

A native of England, Alex George read law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris. He has lived in the Midwest of the United States for the last sixteen years. He is the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival, and is the owner of Skylark Bookshop, an independent bookstore in ...
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Title:The Paris Hours: A Novel
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9.65 X 6.35 X 1.11 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.65 X 6.35 X 1.11 in
Published:May 5, 2020
Publisher:Flatiron Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250307187

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