The Paragon Hotel

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Product Details
Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780735210776

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About the Author
Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Jane Steele, which was nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel; Dust and Shadow; The Gods of Gotham; also Edgar-nominated; Seven for a Secret; and The Fatal Flame. Faye, a true New Yorker in the sense she was born elsewhere, lives in New York City.
Reviews
"Utterly winning . . . Faye writes a good puzzle . . . [and she's] a person meant to write, who thinks and jokes and understands by writing. It's a rare gift."--New York Times Book Review

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"The Paragon Hotel is set a century ago, but its themes of social and cultural upheaval feel sufficiently fresh that you might think twice about calling Lyndsay Faye's sixth novel historical fiction. But calling it terrific--not for a minute should you hesitate to do that....The great strength of "The Paragon Hotel" is Ms. Faye's voice--a blend of film noir and screwball comedy....The jauntiness of the prose doesn't hide the fact that Ms. Faye has serious business on her mind. At bottom, The Paragon Hotel is about identity and about family--those we're born into and those we create."--The Wall Street Journal

"With complex, believable characters and an intricate plot, this is a sprightly, enjoyable read."--People

"This books succeeds wildly on several levels. First, as a beautiful period piece, slangy and jazzy and bringing 1921 to brilliant life. Second, as a lesson about the racist history of Oregon. . . . And third, as a suspense story. . . . I love so much about this book."--Raleigh News and Observer

"This historical novel, which carries strong reverberations of present-day social and cultural upheavals, contains a message from a century ago that's useful to our own time: 'We need to do better at solving things.' A riveting multilevel thriller of race, sex, and mob violence that throbs with menace as it hums with wit."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Faye once again vividly illuminates history with her fiction....remarkably fluid fiction, framed as a love letter and based in fact."--Booklist (starred review)

"Faye's smart, stylish and suspenseful tale tackles timeless topics of race and gender."--BookPage (starred review)

"From the opening scene, this novel had me in its grip. Faye delivers a riveting story filled with unforgettable characters and stunning prose, while never flinching from the painful truths surrounding America's legacy of racial injustice. A remarkable, significant novel."--Fiona Davis, bestselling author of The Masterpiece

"Full of wry wit, dark humor and magnificent period details, The Paragon Hotel is a wickedly poetic tour de force."--Laura Lane McNeal, national bestselling author of Dollbaby

"Gangsters and prostitutes, nightclub singers and dodgy cops, an African-American hotel under constant threat of violence...Lyndsay Faye drops us right in the middle of the tumult of the Prohibition Era, bringing to life one of the darker times in our nation's history with wit and heart."--Lauren Willig, New York Times-bestselling author of The English Wife

"A novel at once thrilling and wise, historic and timely. 'Nobody' is somebody who will stay with you long after you turn the last page."--Natasha Solomons, New York Times-bestselling author of House of Gold