The Paris Correspondent: A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now [NOOK Book]

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High-profile journalist Alan S. Cowell's latest novel is a fast-paced trip into the dark heart of a newspaper office abroad. Addictive and illuminating, it deftly portrays the rivalries and complicated passions at the story's heart. Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English-language paper based in Paris. Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday, when being a reporter meant watching a city crumble around you as you called in one last dispatch, the Internet age has taken ...
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The Paris Correspondent: A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now

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Overview

High-profile journalist Alan S. Cowell's latest novel is a fast-paced trip into the dark heart of a newspaper office abroad. Addictive and illuminating, it deftly portrays the rivalries and complicated passions at the story's heart. Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English-language paper based in Paris. Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday, when being a reporter meant watching a city crumble around you as you called in one last dispatch, the Internet age has taken them by surprise. The two friends are faced with the death of what they hold most dear--their careers, and, for Shelby, a woman he cannot bring himself to mention.

The Paris Correspondent is a tribute to journalism, love, and liquor in a turbulent era. Written in riveting prose that captures the changing world of a foreign correspondent's life, Alan S. Cowell's breakout novel is not to be missed. Writing from experience and in homage to Reynolds Packard's Dateline Paris, his razor-sharp and darkly funny style will win readers the world over.
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What People Are Saying

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"A portrait of old school newshounds struggling to stay relevant."—The New York Times Book Review

"No one knows the life of a foreign correspondent better than Alan Cowell . . . He makes the mouth water, the eyes tear and the belly shake with laughter." —John Darnton, author of Black and White and Dead All Over

"A stylish, expertly drawn novel." —Kirkus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590208809
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 550 KB

Meet the Author

Alan S. Cowell is a journalist. Since 2008 he has been senior correspondent for NYTimes.com based in Paris. He is also the author of A Walking Guide: A Novel and The Terminal Spy: The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko.
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