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Author of Night Soldiers

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Jun
19
Alan Furst - MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE
Octavia Books, Thursday, June 19 at 6pm
The New York Times bestselling author Alan Furst, the "most talented espionage novelist of our generation" (Vince Flynn), now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic and richly rendered novel of spies and espionage, in Paris, New York and Madrid, on the eve of World War II.

Paris, 1937. The dark cloud of war is gathering as the forces of Fascism spread across Europe. In Spain, war has already begun. Cristian Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international firm. Ferrar is approached by the Spanish Republican forces to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply arms to Spain's beleagured Republican Army-and to put his life, family, and career at risk for his country. Joining him in this mission is a surprising group of unlikely heroes, heroines, and villains: gun-runners and gangsters, stevedores and businessmen, aristocrats and patriots. From romantic Paris night clubs and bistros to Fifth Avenue and white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to shipyards in Poland, from Czechoslovakia and war-torn Madrid to Nazi Berlin, Ferrar and his allies battle for the heart and soul of Europe and its fragile democracies.

Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.

Location: Street: 513 Octavia St City: New Orleans, Province: Louisiana Postal Code: 70115-2055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
11
Alan Furst, Midnight in Europe
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, June 11 at 7pm
"Furst is the best in the business." — Vince Flynn

"Mesmerizing . . . Mr. Furst is a master at conjuring European scenes and moods during World War II and the fraught years that preceded it." — The Wall Street Journal

"Alan Furst again shows why he is a grandmaster of the historical espionage genre. . . . It doesn’t get more action-packed and grippingly atmospheric than this." — The Boston Globe

Paris, 1938. As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the Continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. In Midnight in Europe, Alan Furst paints a spellbinding portrait of a continent marching into a nightmare—and the heroes and heroines who fought back against the darkness.

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Alan Furst was born and raised in Manhattan. He lived in the South of France—as a Fulbright Teaching fellow at the Faculte des Lettres at the University of Montpellier, then in Seattle, where he worked for the City of Seattle Arts Commission. He wrote for magazines—travel pieces and book reviews for Esquire, and wrote and published four novels. Returning to France, he lived in Paris, wrote a weekly column for The International Herald Tribune, and wrote his first historical espionage novel, Night Soldiers in 1988.
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