breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his
sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris.
Moving back and
forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid
tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties , passion, and long-kept secrets of
characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the
glorious city, from the building of Notre Dame to the dangerous machinations of
Cardinal Richlieu; from the glittering court of Versailles to the violence of
the French Revolution and the Paris Commune; from the hedonism of the Belle
Époque, the heyday of the impressionists, to the tragedy of the First World
War; from the 1920s when the writers of the Lost Generation could be found
drinking at Les Deux Magots to the Nazi occupation, the heroic efforts of the
French Resistance, and the 1968 student revolt.
With his unrivaled
blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, Rutherfurd weaves an extraordinary
narrative tapestry that captures all the glory of Paris. More richly detailed,
more thrilling, and more romantic then anything Rutherfurd has written before, Paris
wonderfully illuminates hundreds of years in the City of Light and Love and
brings the sights, scents, and tastes of Paris to sumptuous life.
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