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The Paris Wife

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    • Paula McLain
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Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a shy twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness when she meets Ernest Hemingway and is captivated by his energy, intensity and burning ambition to write. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for France. But glamorous Jazz Age Paris, full of artists and writers, fuelled by alcohol and gossip, is no place for family life and fidelity. Ernest and Hadley's marriage begins to founder, and the birth of a beloved son serves only to drive them further apart. Then, at last, Ernest's ferocious literary endeavours begin to bring him recognition - not least from a woman intent on making him her own . . .

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  • Published: May 03 2018
  • Pages: 416
  • 129 x 201mm
  • ISBN: 9781844086689
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Press Reviews

  • Sarah Churchwell

    Guardian
    With vivid, memorable touches . . . McLain captures Hemingway's legendary charisma, and his fatal tendencies
  • Entertainment Weekly
    A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s - as a wife and as one's own woman
  • Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress

    As much about life and how we try to catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes . . . utterly absorbing
  • Sunday Telegraph
    [A] beautifully imagined novel . . . sharp, unsparing and delivered in a pared-down prose that the great man himself would have applauded
  • Olivia Laing

    Guardian
    Hadley is a deeply touching character, dignified even as she loses almost everything she's loved, and making her goodness both convincing and interesting is an impressive feat
  • Sarah Churchwell

    Guardian
    With vivid, memorable touches . . . McLain captures Hemingway's legendary charisma, and his fatal tendencies
  • Entertainment Weekly
    A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s - as a wife and as one's own woman
  • Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress

    As much about life and how we try to catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes . . . utterly absorbing
  • Sunday Telegraph
    [A] beautifully imagined novel . . . sharp, unsparing and delivered in a pared-down prose that the great man himself would have applauded
  • Olivia Laing

    Guardian
    Hadley is a deeply touching character, dignified even as she loses almost everything she's loved, and making her goodness both convincing and interesting is an impressive feat