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The Paris Hours

A Novel

by Alex George

The Paris Hours by Alex George X
The Paris Hours by Alex George
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  • First Published:
    May 2020, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    May 4, 2021, 272 pages

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The lives of four ordinary people living in Paris in 1927 intersect in this beautiful circadian novel exploring how losses from the past can haunt us in the present.

Alex George's historical novel The Paris Hours was enthusiastically well-received by our First Impressions readers, scoring an overall 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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Come with me on a journey back in time to Paris in 1927. The Paris Hours is unique in that the action takes place over 24 hours. Four somewhat ordinary people are all looking for something. Souren Balakian, a tailor and puppeteer, is a transplant from Armenia. His younger brother was killed during the war there and Souren cannot get him out of his thoughts. Guillaume Blanc, a penniless painter, is looking to escape ruthless moneylenders. Jean-Paul Maillard is a journalist obsessed with the U.S. He is haunted by the soulful music that his neighbor downstairs, Maurice Ravel, plays every day on his piano. Camille Clermont is a married woman with a daughter, Marie. She was once the housekeeper of Marcel Proust. ...

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