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Radiant City

by (author) Lauren B. Davis

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2015
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443444736
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780006393474
    Publish Date
    Apr 2006
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002005760
    Publish Date
    Feb 2005
    List Price
    $32.95

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Scarred by his experiences as a war correspondent, Matthew flees to Paris to heal and forget—even as he must stir up the past to write the memoir he’s promised to his impatient literary agent. Resurrecting a friendship with Jack, a Vietnam vet and ex-mercenary, Matthew enters Jack’s alcohol-dimmed world of shadowy bars and calculating lovers. But there is also Saida—beautiful, damaged and proud—who fled Lebanon with her family and now runs a café. Matthew is drawn to her kindness, and to her fierce love for her teenage son, who is growing into manhood on the treacherous streets of the North African quarter.

This is Paris far from the glimmer of tourist lights. Here secrets are divulged, guilt and passion revealed, and Matthew is caught up in an inescapable final confrontation. The Radiant City is a novel of astonishing depth and power.

About the author

LAUREN B. DAVIS is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels The Stubborn Season, The Radiant City, Our Daily Bread—which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named a best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and The Boston Globe—and The Empty Room, as well as two collections of short stories, Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives and An Unrehearsed Desire. Born in Montreal, she now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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