April in Paris (Paperback)

$16.75
Usually Ships in 1-5 days

Description


Michael Wallner's thrilling first novel, set in occupied France during World War II, movingly recounts the impossible love affair between a German soldier and a French resistance fighter.Roth, a young soldier in the SS and a fluent French translator, works as an interpreter during the interrogation of Resistance fighters. But while off-duty, he slips away from his fellow officers, changes into civilian clothes, and wanders aimlessly through Paris disguised as his alter ego "Antoine." One day he is drawn into an antiquarian bookshop and becomes enchanted with the bookseller's beautiful daughter, Chantal. The two begin to meet and fall in love before Roth has the courage to reveal his true identity, or the time to discover that Chantal is part of the Resistance. Written in an elegant and arresting style, April in Paris is an engrossing novel from a promising new talent.

About the Author


Michael Wallner is an actor and screenwriter. He lives in Germany and divides his time between Berlin and the Black Forest.

Praise for April in Paris…


“Touching [and] thrilling. . . . An impressive debut.” —USA Today“Bittersweet, resonant....[Wallner] evokes war-ravaged Paris with a deft touch.” —New York Times Book Review“A cross between Ken Follett and Bernard Schlink's The Reader… Exhilarating.” —Brigitte Magazine

Product Details ISBN-10: 0307277682
ISBN-13: 9780307277688
Published: Anchor, 03/25/2008
Pages: 256
Language: English


View Calendar of Events & Classes

Shopping cart

View your shopping cart.

Upcoming Programs