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Paris Trance: A Romance (Paperback)
Luke moves to Paris and, with his new love and the other expatriate couple from whom they become inseparable, wanders the Eleventh Arrondissement where clubs, cafés, banter, and ecstasy now occupy Gertrude Stein's city "which is not real but is really there."
In Paris Trance, Geoff Dyer fixes a dream of happiness--and its aftermath--with photographic precision. Boldly erotic and hauntingly elegiac, comic and romantic, this brilliant reconception of the classic expatriate novels of the Lost Generation confirms Dyer as one of our most original and talented writers.
About the Author
Geoff Dyer is the author of "But Beautiful" "A Book about Jaz"z (NPP, 1996) and "Out of Sheer Rage" " Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence" (NPP, 1997), which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in England.
"Sexy, hopelessly romantic, and almost sneakily meditative, Dyer's novel invokes the shades of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, but as they might be imagined by Truffaut."--The New Yorker
"There is a delicacy and a charm--and, of course, a humor--to Dyer's account . . . that brings the '20s and the '90s together in a decisive unison."--Jonathan Levi, Los Angeles Times
"I can't think of a recent novel that better describes the scarily charged beginning of a love affair . . . Entrancing." --Daniel Melsohn, The New York Times Book Review
"Intriguing, absorbing, and darkly romantic...[a] reamarkable novel."--Tom Nolan, San Francisco Chronicle