The Woman in the Fifth
By (author) Douglas Kennedy
Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy
Book DescriptionHarry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job and his marriage. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he flees to Paris. He arrives in the French captial in the bleak midwinter, and ends up having to work as a night guard to make ends meet. Then Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger, walks into his life. But their passionate and intense relationship triggers a string of inexplicable events, and soon Harry finds himself in a nightmare from which there is no easy escape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099469254
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A down-on-his-luck college professor attempts to forget his troubles in Paris. With no money and nowhere to live, Harry swiftly falls in with the city's underclass. A chance meeting with a mysterious woman provides a glimpse at a better future. But the woman is not all that she appears to be.
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Author Biography - Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy's novels include the critically acclaimed The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly praised travel books. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2006 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Born in Manhattan, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin and Maine.
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