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Paris Echo

Paris Echo (Paperback)

By Faulks, Sebastian

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`Faulks is beyond doubt a master' Financial Times Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. in her desire to understand their lives, and through them her own,... read full description below.

ISBN 9781784704100
Barcode 9781784704100
Published 18 June 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784704100
ISBN-10 1784704105
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 18 June 2019
International Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Faulks, Sebastian
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 223g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Americans - Fiction - France - Paris, Moroccans - Fiction - France - Paris, Paris France - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

`Faulks is beyond doubt a master' Financial Times Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary witness of women who were present under the German Occupation; in her desire to understand their lives, and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections. Out in the migrant suburbs, Tariq is searching for a mother he barely knew. For him in his innocence, each boulevard, Metro station and street corner is a source of surprise. In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity. With great originality and a dark humour, Paris Echo asks how much we really need to know if we are to live a valuable life. `Faulks captures the voice of a century' Sunday Times `The most impressive novelist of his generation' Sunday Telegraph

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Here is Paris in all its beauty and squalor, its blood-stained history and its ability to instil in its lover a sense of the true sweetness of life. So this intelligent, moving, often disturbing novel is also really a love letter to Paris and indeed to France. * The Scotsman * Superb... weaves winningly between the present and the second world war, between Tangiers and Paris. -- Alex Preston * Observer * Both thoughtful and thought-provoking with memorable characters and a profound sense of the past in the present -- Hannah Beckerman * S Magazine, Sunday Express * The prowess of his storytelling makes him a graceful guide through the great world of the past ... Cunningly crafted, Faulks's fictional bridge between the French past and present has its sentimental side. * Financial Times * [An] exquisite book... a deeply affecting, wholly unsolemn treatment of some of the 20th century's darkest moments. * Daily Mail *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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