Wartime Paris, 1943. Michel Roth is a softly spoken young man who suddenly finds himself leading a double life. He spends his days at Gestapo headquarters, working as an interpreter during shocking interrogation sessions. Desperate to escape this world, by night he throws off his uniform, puts on civilian clothes, and freely roams the city's cobbled streets, mingling with ordinary Parisians under the pseudonym 'Antoine'. But in these chaotic times, no one can control their own fate. Michel's world is shattered when meets Chantal, a bookseller's daughter. He is captivated, and they fall in love before either has found the courage to reveal their true identity. For she is a member of the Resistance. When the truth is revealed, Michel's old loyalties crumble, and his co-operative role with the Nazis quickly turns into a fight for survival. Daring, romantic and of exceptional quality, APRIL IN PARIS is an extraordinary love story which will stay with you long after its final pages.
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'This haunting tale of doomed love between the young, disillusioned German soldier and the feisty Chantal will find a happy audience' -- She Magazine 'An incredible work. Casablanca" and The English Patient" come to mind' -- Gala 'A cross between Ken Follett and Bernard Schlink's The Reader"!The narrative is exhilarating. Wallner expertly heightens the pace as you reach the tear-jerking finale.April in Paris"is a book to share with friends: a love story for men, who don't usually cry' -- Brigitte Magazine, Germany 'With sensitivity and assurance, Michael Wallner explores the themes of love and idealism against a wartime background of danger and uncertainty, in this dramatic and memorable romance' -- Good Book Guide 'A dramatic tale of love between a German soldier and a French resistance fighter' -- Publishing News
About Michael Wallner
Michael Wallner is an actor and screenwriter, and lives in Berlin. This is his first book.
April in Paris by Michael Wallner
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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