Douglas Kennedy’s new novel demonstrates once again his talent for writing serious popular fiction. The Pursuit of Happiness and A Special Relationship were both Sunday Times bestsellers in paperback.
That was the year my life fell apart, and that was the year I moved to Paris.
When Harry Ricks arrives in Paris on a bleak January morning he is a broken man. He is running away from a failed marriage and a dark scandal that ruined his career as a film lecturer in a small American university. With no money and nowhere to live, Harry swiftly falls in with the city’s underclass, barely scraping a living while trying to finish the book he’d always dreamed of writing.
A chance meeting with a mysterious woman, Margit Kadar, with whom Harry falls in love, is his only hope of a brighter future. However, Margit isn’t all she seems to be and Harry soon has to make a decision that will alter his life forever.
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"Nail-bitingly compulsive... A thumping good read. Kennedy has done it again" ( The Times)
"An extraordinary tour de force" ( Mail on Sunday)
"I ended up missing my stop to finish it" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Classic Kennedy... extraordinarily compelling... Kennedy handles a morally complex, yet also surprisingly satisfying, ending with consummate skill, proving what a master he is" ( Daily Mirror)
"A grim, claustrophobic atmosphere is layered with sleazy transactions and the emotional flaws of the characters. It's all neatly captured in Kennedy's sharp, shoot-from-the-hip prose" ( Independent on Sunday)
Douglas Kennedy's bestselling novel, now reissued to tie-in with the major film starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.
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Book Description Arrow, 2009. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099519585
Book Description Arrow, 2009. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99519585