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Paris Trance

by Geoff Dyer

A love story set in Paris! With this almost cliched setting the reader can usually anticipate, once the expected difficulties and misunderstandings have been cleared up, a happy ending. Not in this novel. Expect grand passion combined with a hedonistic atmosphere of drugs and sex, shot through with a streak of bleakness and cruelty. A compelling read from start to finish.

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He would always love watching her walk away, seeing her disappear into the Metro, around a corner or becoming lost in the crowd, her floaty walk. Even when, years later, they parted for the last time, he would be the one to watch her walk away.

Parallels

Generation X by Douglas Coupland
This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald
 

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