Paris Adrift

Paris Adrift

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Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. She falls in with the eclectic expat community as a bartender at the notorious Millie's, located next to the Moulin Rouge. Here she meets Gabriela, a bartender who guides her through this strange nocturnal world, and begins to find a new family. But Millie's is not all that it seems: a bird warns Hallie to get her feathers in order, a mysterious woman shows up claiming to be a chronometrist, and Gabriela is inexplicably unable to leave Paris. Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns, as she navigates time-faring through the city's turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • Solaris
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st Edition
  • 1781085935
  • 9781781085936
  • 1,917,954

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"A high-flying novel of love and peril-sheer page-turning entertainment that hooked me with its wit from the first sentence." -- Helen Marshall "A glittering novel of time travel that you'll want to devour like a mille-feuille in one single bite. I loved it." -- Lavie Tidhar "Swift's prose is well crafted, and her characters breathe a sort of gap-year-encounters-larger-than-reality hallucinogenic life: vivid, foreign, and faintly exotic to middle-class English girl Hallie." -- Liz Bourke * Locus * "Swift (the Osiris Project series) delivers both an unusual take on time travel and solid characters, including a fantastic protagonist." * Publisher's Weekly * "An effervescent blend of revisionist history, fantasy and science fiction." * The Washington Post * "Paris Adrift is a really cool book. It's Skins meet time travel." -- British Fantasy Society * British Fantasy Society * "Paris Adrift is a different type of time travel book, one I hope to see more of, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Paris, the fear for the future, and traveling into the unknown. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour!" -- Utopia State of Mind * Utopia State of Mind * "As well as being a profound mediation on history and the need to defend democracy, Paris Adrift is also a gorgeous evocation of youth and growing up... a celebration of that particular moment in our lives, when we feel those connections all the more strongly because we know on some level they will come to an end." -- Fantasy Faction * Fantasy Faction *
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About E. J. Swift

E. J. Swift is the author of the Osiris Project trilogy (Osiris, Cataveiro and Tamaruq), a speculative fiction series set in a world radically altered by climate change. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award ("The Spiders of Stockholm") and the BSFA award for short fiction ("Saga's Children"), and has appeared in a variety of publications from Solaris, Salt Publishing, NewCon Press and Jurassic London. Swift also contributed to Strata - an interactive digital project by Penguin Random House.
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Rating details

375 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 17% (65)
4 36% (135)
3 32% (120)
2 10% (39)
1 4% (16)
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