By Helen Constantine
Following Helen Constantine's hugely profitable Paris stories, Paris Metro Tales deals 22 striking brief tales set all through Paris-all attached by means of the underground tunnels of its famed Metro.
The trip starts on the Gare du Nord, stops at 20 underground stations alongside the best way, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt, each one tale reminiscent of one of many 20 arrondissements of Paris. Readers are invited to discover their method in the course of the underground, altering trains while helpful and imaginatively rising to learn a narrative it its unique environment. The tales diversity from the 15th-century account of the astonishing Saint Genevieve, customer saint of Paris, via stories through favourite writers equivalent to Zola, Simenon, Balzac, and Maupassant. notwithstanding attached through the metro, the topics of those brief tales fluctuate broadly: from Martine Delerm's gripping narrative of the final hours of Modigliani's mistress to Gérard de Nerval's wealthy evocation of the bustling marketplace in Les Halles within the 1850s, Colette's not going involvement in a site visitors twist of fate close to the Opéra, and Boulanger's wonderful description of a blackly humorous event in Père Lachaise. as well as writers renowned to the English-speaking global, this assortment additionally comprises French authors whose paintings merits wider cognizance, together with Frédéric Fajardie, Martine Delerm, Marie Desplechin, Paul Fournel, and Claude Dufresne. each one tale is illustrated with a black-and-white picture and the ebook features a map and recommended itinerary during the metro method.
Perfect for fanatics of Paris Tales, connoisseurs of French fiction, and all brief tale lovers, Paris Metro Tales deals infrequent glimpses of the darker facet of the "City of Light."