Paris Adrift (Paperback)E.J. Swift (author)
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Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. As a bartender at the notorious Millie's, located next to the Moulin Rouge, she meets Gabriela, who guides her through this strange nocturnal world, and begins to find a new family.
But Millie's is not all that it seems: a bird warns Hallie to get her feathers in order, a mysterious woman shows up claiming to be a chronometrist, and Gabriela is inexplicably unable to leave Paris. Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns as she navigates time-faring through the city's turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 28 mm
"A high-flying novel of love and peril-sheer page-turning entertainment that hooked me with its wit from the first sentence." -- Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Gifts for the One Who Comes After
"A glittering novel of time travel that you'll want to devour like a mille-feuille in one single bite. I loved it." -- Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Central Station
"Swift's prose is well crafted, and her characters breathe a sort of gap-year-encounters-larger-than-reality hallucinogenic life: vivid, foreign, and faintly exotic to middle-class English girl Hallie." * Locus *
"Paris Adrift is a really cool book. It's Skins meet time travel." * British Fantasy Society *
"Swift (the Osiris Project series) delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist." * Publisher's Weekly *
"Paris Adrift is a different type of time travel book, one I hope to see more of, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Paris, the fear for the future, and traveling into the unknown. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour!"
* utopia-state-of-mind.com *
"As well as being a profound mediation on history and the need to defend democracy, Paris Adrift is also a gorgeous evocation of youth and growing up... a celebration of that particular moment in our lives, when we feel those connections all the more strongly because we know on some level they will come to an end." * fantasy-faction.com *
"An effervescent blend of revisionist history, fantasy and science fiction." * Washington Post *
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