Bookshop is delighted to welcome Lyndsay Faye, author of the best-selling staff favorites Jane Steele and The Gods of Gotham, for a reading and signing of her new novel, The Paragon Hotel—a historical thriller which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel.
Praise for The Paragon Hotel
“This historical novel, which carries strong reverberations of present-day social and cultural upheavals, contains a message from a century ago that’s useful to our own time: ‘We need to do better at solving things.’ A riveting multilevel thriller of race, sex, and mob violence that throbs with menace as it hums with wit.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Faye once again vividly illuminates history with her fiction…. remarkably fluid fiction, framed as a love letter and based in fact.”—Booklist (starred review)
“From the opening scene, this novel had me in its grip. Faye delivers a riveting story filled with unforgettable characters and stunning prose, while never flinching from the painful truths surrounding America’s legacy of racial injustice. A remarkable, significant novel.”—Fiona Davis, bestselling author of The Masterpiece
“Full of wry wit, dark humor and magnificent period details, THE PARAGON HOTEL is a wickedly poetic tour de force.”—Laura Lane McNeal, national bestselling author of Dollbaby
“Gangsters and prostitutes, nightclub singers and dodgy cops, an African-American hotel under constant threat of violence… Lyndsay Faye drops us right in the middle of the tumult of the Prohibition Era, bringing to life one of the darker times in our nation’s history with wit and heart.”—Lauren Willig, New York Times-bestselling author of The English Wife
“A novel at once thrilling and wise, historic and timely. ‘Nobody’ is somebody who will stay with you long after you turn the last page.”—Natasha Solomons, New York Times-bestselling author of House of Gold
Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Jane Steele, which was nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel; Dust and Shadow; The Gods of Gotham; also Edgar-nominated; Seven for a Secret; and The Fatal Flame. Faye, a true New Yorker in the sense she was born elsewhere, lives in New York City with her husband, Gabriel.
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