Mark Helprin - Paris in the Present Tense

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Jules Lacour, the protagonist of Helprin’s deeply affecting novel, is an accomplished cellist who survived the Holocaust, fought in the Algerian War, and became a maître at the Paris-Sorbonne. At age seventy-four, he deserves to rest on his laurels. Instead, he faces several difficult dilemmas that test his principles and challenge his sense of himself. Should he commit fraud to save his seriously ill grandson? Can he justify his participation in an act of violence? Writing with his signature elegance, Helprin, the award-winning author of books including Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, and The Pacific and Other Stories, vividly evokes the turbulent past and present of both a man and the City of Light.


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Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9781468314762
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Published: Overlook Press - October 3rd, 2017

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