The Resource Paris in the present tense, Mark Helprin

Paris in the present tense, Mark Helprin

Label
Paris in the present tense
Title
Paris in the present tense
Statement of responsibility
Mark Helprin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 masterpiece filled with compassion and humanity, perfect for the pure pleasure of reading” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)?a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Helprin, Mark
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Terminally ill children
  • Families
  • Cellists
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Paris in the present tense, Mark Helprin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Page 1 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062414912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780715652886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038067417
Label
Paris in the present tense, Mark Helprin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Page 1 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062414912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780715652886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038067417

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