Following Helen Constantine's hugely profitable Paris stories, Paris Metro Tales bargains 22 notable brief tales set all through Paris--all attached by means of the underground tunnels of its famed Metro.
The trip starts off on the Gare du Nord, stops at 20 underground stations alongside the way in which, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt, every one tale similar to one of many 20 arrondissements of Paris. Readers are invited to discover their manner during the underground, altering trains while invaluable and imaginatively rising to learn a narrative it its unique surroundings. The tales variety from the 15th-century account of the striking Saint Genevieve, purchaser saint of Paris, via stories by way of favourite writers resembling Zola, Simenon, Balzac, and Maupassant. notwithstanding hooked up by means of the metro, the topics of those brief tales range generally: from Martine Delerm's gripping narrative of the final hours of Modigliani's mistress to Gérard de Nerval's wealthy evocation of the bustling marketplace in Les Halles within the 1850s, Colette's not going involvement in a site visitors coincidence close to the Opéra, and Boulanger's nice description of a blackly humorous adventure in Père Lachaise. as well as writers renowned to the English-speaking global, this assortment additionally contains French authors whose paintings merits wider awareness, together with Frédéric Fajardie, Martine Delerm, Marie Desplechin, Paul Fournel, and Claude Dufresne. every one tale is illustrated with a black-and-white photo and the ebook contains a map and instructed itinerary in the course of the metro method.
Perfect for fanatics of Paris Tales, connoisseurs of French fiction, and all brief tale fans, Paris Metro Tales deals infrequent glimpses of the darker part of the "City of Light."
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