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Mark Helprin - PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE Paris in the Present TenseMark Helprin writes with ease and sureness . . . with a compassionate understanding and a clean, lucid prose . . . that is all too rare in our fiction.” —The New York Times Book Review Join us for a special evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Helprin who will present and sign his highly anticipated new novel, PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE. During what should be an effulgent, peaceful time of life, seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour―a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust―instead faces a tumult of adventures and challenges. His music is optioned as a theme song by a global insurance company; concurrently, he risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist. In the intoxicating beauty of its prose and emotional amplitude of its storytelling, Mark Helprin’s PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE is a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory. Mark Helprin is the acclaimed, bestselling author of Winter’s Tale, In Sunlight and in Shadow, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. His novels are translated into more than twenty languages and read around the world. He lives in Virginia. Event date: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

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