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The Resource Paris in the Present Tense

Paris in the Present Tense

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Paris in the Present Tense
Title
Paris in the Present Tense
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Summary
Mark Helprin's powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour—a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust—must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life—days bright with music, family, rowing on the Seine—Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, he forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth.In the intoxicating beauty of its prose and emotional amplitude of its storytelling, Mark Helprin's Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory
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Helprin, Mark
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Paris in the Present Tense
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:173e36ef-dd01-4e1e-bbe8-0d66eebed9dd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781468314779
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Paris in the Present Tense
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:173e36ef-dd01-4e1e-bbe8-0d66eebed9dd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781468314779
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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