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The Resource The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect

Label
The Paris Architect
Title
The Paris Architect
Statement of responsibility
Charles Belfoure
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times Bestseller!"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm GladwellAn extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved
Summary
A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding spaces for Jews in his Nazi-occupied country but struggles with risking his life for a cause he is ambivalent towards, until a personal failure brings home their suffering
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10192342
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Belfoure, Charles
Dewey number
813.6
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Paris Architect
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:517edc94-b3fc-444b-abdf-59fda4b04624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781402284328
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Paris Architect
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:517edc94-b3fc-444b-abdf-59fda4b04624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781402284328
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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