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Paris Echo

by Sebastian Faulks

Paris Echo Synopsis

**Sunday Times Bestseller** A haunting portrait of Paris past and present from the bestselling author of Birdsong. 'Superb... Weaves winningly between the present and the Second World War, between Tangier and Paris' Observer American academic Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both find themselves haunted by the ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary witness of women living under the German Occupation and finds a city bursting with clues, connections and past love affairs, while in the migrant suburbs Tariq is searching for a mother he barely knew. Urgent and deeply moving, Paris Echo asks how much we really need to know in order to live a valuable life. 'An exquisite book. Deeply affecting' Daily Mail

Paris Echo Press Reviews

[An] exquisite book... a deeply affecting, wholly unsolemn treatment of some of the 20th century's darkest moments. * Daily Mail * Paris Echo doesn't disappoint... Faulks is doing what he does best, marrying careful historical research with a good ear for dialogue -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times * A brilliantly plotted and occasionally hallucinatory novel, in which the author's genius for literary ventriloquism is shown off to startling effect. * New Statesman * '[Paris Echo is] brimming with Faulks's deep affection for Paris. His outsider's interest in quirky street names and quaint corners transports his readers there too. And in the end, the book is powered by his ambition to evoke that place, its ghostliness, those spectres of history, lurking around every beautiful avenue * Guardian * Superb... weaves winningly between the present and the second world war, between Tangiers and Paris. -- Alex Preston * Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784704100
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction, Second World War fiction,

About Sebastian Faulks

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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