The Time Machine meet Midnight In Paris
Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. As a bartender at the notorious Millie's, located next to the Moulin Rouge, she meets Gabriela, who guides her through this strange nocturnal world, and begins to find a new family.
But Millie's is not all that it seems: a bird warns Hallie to get her feathers in order, a mysterious woman shows up claiming to be a chronometrist, and Gabriela is inexplicably unable to leave Paris. Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns as she navigates time-faring through the city's turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.
|Publication date:||6th February 2020|
|Author:||E. J. Swift|
|Publisher:||Solaris an imprint of Rebellion|
|Collections:||40+ Novels with French Connections - Fiction You Should Read This Summer for More than a Touch of Thierry’s Va Va Voom.,|
|Primary Genre||Science Fiction|
A high-flying novel of love and peril-sheer page-turning entertainment that hooked me with its wit from the first sentence. -- Helen Marshall An effervescent blend of revisionist history, fantasy and science fiction. - The Washington Post
As well as being a profound mediation on history and the need to defend democracy, Paris Adrift is also a gorgeous evocation of youth and growing up... a celebration of that particular moment in our lives, when we feel those connections all the more strongly because we know on some level they will come to an end. -- Fantasy Faction - Fantasy Faction
Paris Adrift is a different type of time travel book, one I hope to see more of, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Paris, the fear for the future, and traveling into the unknown. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour! -- Utopia State of Mind - Utopia State of Mind
Swift (the Osiris Project series) delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist. - Publisher's Weekly
Paris Adrift is a really cool book. It's Skins meet time travel. -- British Fantasy Society - British Fantasy Society
Swift's prose is well crafted, and her characters breathe a sort of gap-year-encounters-larger-than-reality hallucinogenic life: vivid, foreign, and faintly exotic to middle-class English girl Hallie. -- Liz Bourke - Locus
A glittering novel of time travel that you'll want to devour like a mille-feuille in one single bite. I loved it. -- Lavie Tidhar A very enjoyable read. -- Fortean Times - Fortean Times
E. J. Swift is the author of Osiris, the first novel in The Osiris Project trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in Interzone magazine, and in anthologies Pandemonium: The Lowest Heaven, and The Best British Fantasy 2013. When not writing, she is kept busy as a slave to cats and an aficionado of the trapezeMore About E. J. Swift